Almost a third of UK workers believe their productivity has suffered as a result of work-related stress and 44 per cent claim their motivation has suffered, and one in four thinks stress has held them back in their career.
Research now suggests the average weekend is disappearing. Instead, we’re seeing the advent of the “workend,” which could put a stop to a famous GIF starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
As the workforce evolves into a more immediate, responsive and collaborative culture, employees are trying to stay connected with colleagues and customers. With the increased desire for constant connectivity though, comes the need for flexible working.
It turns out we DO need money, despite countless studies telling us it doesn’t buy happiness – it can even help when doing nothing.
As job site Glassdoor reveals the top 20 companies for work-life balance in the UK, Real Business asks three of them what strategies have been put in place to look after staff.
Zero-hours contracts have become a controversial topic, often associated with workplace abuse. While this isn’t always the case, research has called for bosses to take staff mental health into account.
Becoming an entrepreneur and setting up shop on your own needn’t mean sacrificing your personal life, despite what SME owners seem to think.
France drew attention at the start of the year with its right to disconnect law, which, by its title, suggests all employees have the legal right to switch off from their jobs when they leave work for the day, or are on holiday.
Oft-cited startup hubs, apart from Silicon Valley, include London and Berlin. But a new community has blossomed somewhere colder: Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark and Finland are quickly becoming “best in class”.
When it comes to the trend of working remotely, being at home is not necessarily the location that UK employees favour.
Printerland.co.uk research has unveiled the four things most likely to prevent home-based staff from working – and you may have suspected them all along.
While we’re a long way off hologram-only meetings or humanoid robot supervisors patrolling office space, automation and AI are already transforming aspects of business.