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      • Research finds IT support positively transformed by pandemic

        Research finds IT support positively transformed by pandemic

        Tuesday 14th Sep 2021
        The perception of IT support has dramatically improved thanks to the successful response of service desks to the pandemic, lockdowns and working from home. According to new research from the Service Desk Institute (SDI), sponsored by&n...Read More...
        Satisfaction in the workspace linked to increased productivity

        Satisfaction in the workspace linked to increased productivity

        Tuesday 14th Sep 2021
        Fellowes Brands has announced the results of its survey of over 6,000 employees across Europe, 1,000 of which are from the UK, revealing 9 in 10 (91%) of all European employees and 89 per cent of UK employees say satisfaction is important to the...Read More...
        81% of younger workers fear loneliness from long-term home working

        81% of younger workers fear loneliness from long-term home working

        Thursday 9th Sep 2021
        New research from Chargifi reveals that since working from home, Gen Z and Millenials feel disproportionately isolated, and say it is negatively impacting their ability to build and develop relationships at work, and potentially harming their career ...Read More...
        1/3 workers grow apart from workplace friend due to the pandemic

        1/3 workers grow apart from workplace friend due to the pandemic

        Tuesday 7th Sep 2021
        Research from Ezra, a provider of digital coaching, has found that the majority of UK workers feel the pandemic has impacted the social aspect of their professional lives, with a third stating they’ve grown apart from their workplace frien...Read More...
        Is hybrid here to stay?

        Is hybrid here to stay?

        Thursday 2nd Sep 2021
        Three quarters (76%) of UK IT decision-makers believe their organisation could have made the transition to a hybrid model sooner if they were aware of the pros and cons before the pandemic. This is according to the latest research from eFax,&nbs...Read More...
        Hospitality and consultancy industries lead push for post-pandemic economic boom

        Hospitality and consultancy industries lead push for post-pandemic economic boom

        Tuesday 31st Aug 2021
        Research from Ezra, a provider of digital coaching, reveals which UK industries have proven themselves to be the most pandemic-proof in terms of overall profit, as well as which industries are now looking to expand the quickest as measured by th...Read More...
        Cleaning companies should provide human customer service agents

        Cleaning companies should provide human customer service agents

        Friday 27th Aug 2021
        With 54 per cent of people saying that they have higher customer service expectations than they did just one year ago, providing the best customer service experience has never been more important for cleaning companies. As friendly employees or custo...Read More...
        Workplace relationships are latest casualty of COVID

        Workplace relationships are latest casualty of COVID

        Wednesday 18th Aug 2021
        Office romances and friendships could be on the rocks as workers continue to spend more time at home than in the office with over a fifth (22%) of UK workers revealing that they met their partner or spouse at work and 78 per cent making lasting perso...Read More...
        Ditch on-prem servers to protect fax security against cyber-attacks

        Ditch on-prem servers to protect fax security against cyber-attacks

        Tuesday 17th Aug 2021
        Security is a key priority of any online organisation. As the amount of data, and its value, increases year on year, demand grows for organisations to use the very best security measures to keep up with new and evolving threats. But according to eFa...Read More...
        Office desks found dirtier than toilet seats or kitchen bins

        Office desks found dirtier than toilet seats or kitchen bins

        Monday 9th Aug 2021
        Based on the swabbing results, the home desk is by far the dirtiest part of the home with an average cleanliness RLU (Relative Light Unit) score of 606.  The research also shines a light on areas of the house that people don't think of clea...Read More...
        Retailers still too complacent about digital transformation

        Retailers still too complacent about digital transformation

        Tuesday 20th Jul 2021
        New research has revealed that the retail industry is dangerously underestimating the role that technology will play in building a sustainable operation that can thrive in the face of future pandemics, climate crises, and economic and political insta...Read More...
        UK workers hesitant to return to the office

        UK workers hesitant to return to the office

        Monday 19th Jul 2021
        New research commissioned by Chargifi has revealed that despite restrictions being lifted, office workers in the UK are resistant to a full-time office return. The survey of 1,500 UK and US office workers found that over half of British workers...Read More...
        Hybrid working - don’t fake it to make it

        Hybrid working - don’t fake it to make it

        Wednesday 7th Jul 2021
        Hybrid working should be viewed as one positive outcome of the pandemic, an opportunity for companies to revolutionise working practices and empower employees to improve their work-life balance.  Dan Harding, CEO, Sign In App explains...Read More...
        Prevention is better than cure with thermal temperature monitoring

        Prevention is better than cure with thermal temperature monitoring

        Tuesday 6th Jul 2021
        Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer has explained that most experts believe that COVID-19 will not go away and that society will have to learn to live with and manage it in a similar way to the seasonal flu. So, even while t...Read More...
        UK office workers see work-life balance improve on return to office

        UK office workers see work-life balance improve on return to office

        Monday 5th Jul 2021
        Research from Ezra, a provider of digital coaching, has revealed that more than half of UK office workers have now returned to the workplace on either a full or part-time basis, with many seeing some surprising benefits as a result.  The r...Read More...
        EPOS reveals huge disparity about the return to the office

        EPOS reveals huge disparity about the return to the office

        Tuesday 29th Jun 2021
        As hybrid working patterns begin to take shape globally, integrated audio and video solutions have become an essential tool for professionals today. New research from Ipsos, commissioned by EPOS, finds that end-users spend seven hours per week in vir...Read More...
        Half of businesses don't have well-being strategy

        Half of businesses don't have well-being strategy

        Wednesday 23rd Jun 2021
        For the past 18 months, many companies have ensured that employees’ wellbeing is a high priority. With a focus on boosting productivity whilst working from home and making sure they feel supported and motivated whilst away from their colleagues...Read More...
        Lack of budget and cloud security skills preventing protection of data in the cloud

        Lack of budget and cloud security skills preventing protection of data in the cloud

        Tuesday 22nd Jun 2021
        Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor has announced additional findings on cloud security challenges from its global 2021 Netwrix Cloud Data Security Report.  The top challenges to securing sensitive data in the cloud that were named by survey r...Read More...
        Working from home has increased UK working hours by 22%

        Working from home has increased UK working hours by 22%

        Thursday 17th Jun 2021
        Research from Ezra, a provider of digital coaching, has found that UK employees are working longer hours than ever thanks to remote working. However, the lack of structured office hours is having a detrimental effect on employee work-life balanc...Read More...
        Nearly half of employers regularly check employee’s social media

        Nearly half of employers regularly check employee’s social media

        Thursday 17th Jun 2021
        For many, adding coworkers on social media platforms can be a complicated situation; with the average person spending 145 minutes a day on social network sites, our virtual and professional lives are bound to overlap at some point.  With some r...Read More...
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