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      • Businesses can save up to £7000 by going green

        Businesses can save up to £7000 by going green

        Tuesday 18th Jun 2019
        When running a more sustainable business, choosing to work with green-minded suppliers is a big step in the right direction. According to Carbon Trust, the average small business could save up to £7000 simply by improving their energy efficienc...Read More...
        Kyocera reveals only 61% UK businesses are mostly digital

        Kyocera reveals only 61% UK businesses are mostly digital

        Wednesday 12th Jun 2019
        Organisations across Europe are moving evermore into a digital age, but the UK is losing ground in its adaptation of digital documentation, Kyocera’s Business Digitalisation in Europe Outlook 2019 has found.  The research provides an in-d...Read More...
        The rise of presenteeism in the workplace

        The rise of presenteeism in the workplace

        Tuesday 11th Jun 2019
        Presenteeism in the UK has more than tripled since 2010, with 86 per cent of people observing it in the workplace last year compared to 26 per cent just under a decade ago.  In light of 1 in 5 people ignoring their doctor's advice...Read More...
        The true cost of your commute

        The true cost of your commute

        Monday 10th Jun 2019
        For UK workers, commuting time has increased by 18 hours compared to a decade ago, according to the TUC. A study by Totaljobs shows the average worker is set to spend a whopping £135,000 on their commute by the time they ret...Read More...
        The top 10 countries that defy the 9 to 5

        The top 10 countries that defy the 9 to 5

        Friday 7th Jun 2019
        TUC has recently announced with the advances in technology, the possibility of a four-day workweek in the UK is likely to happen by 2100. With this in mind, Instant Offices looks into the top ten countries like Germany, Norway, Sweden ...Read More...
        Plastic straws to be banned next year to help tackle plastic pollution

        Plastic straws to be banned next year to help tackle plastic pollution

        Friday 24th May 2019
        Plastics straws, stirrers, and cotton buds are to be banned in England from April next year in a move campaigners have welcomed but warned will “only scratch the surface” in tackling the damage that non-degradable waste is doing...Read More...
        Out of town parks transforming the retail experience

        Out of town parks transforming the retail experience

        Tuesday 21st May 2019
        Over the years, the UK out of town retail parks have been offering investors an attractive way of connecting the trends that are transforming the high street. Bidwells’ latest analysis indicates retail availability in the Cambridge-Oxford ...Read More...
        Developing sustainable retail brands with employee engagement

        Developing sustainable retail brands with employee engagement

        Tuesday 21st May 2019
        When it comes to sustainability, some brands are way ahead of the game. Others, however, are certainly falling behind. There is so much potential for brands who embrace a more sustainable outlook to both appeals to a wider audience and benefit from c...Read More...
        Why standing makes meetings more productive

        Why standing makes meetings more productive

        Friday 10th May 2019
        The negative effects of sitting down for long periods has become common knowledge in offices over recent years. To counter concerns, ergonomic changes by HR professionals and office managers have led ...Read More...
        IT employment makes up nearly 1 in 10 of all UK jobs

        IT employment makes up nearly 1 in 10 of all UK jobs

        Thursday 9th May 2019
        Employers across the UK posted job openings for more than 162,000 core IT positions in Q1 2019, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the trade association for the global technology industry. IT positions accounted for 9 per cent of all UK job p...Read More...
        Richmond best London borough for career driven women

        Richmond best London borough for career driven women

        Tuesday 7th May 2019
        The latest research by Cuckooz Nest, a flexible workspace with integrated creche facilities, has looked at where across the capital is home to the highest proportion of women in work and what professions are leading the drive.   Data from ...Read More...
        55% businesses still use unencrypted removable devices

        55% businesses still use unencrypted removable devices

        Friday 3rd May 2019
        Unencrypted USB devices are still widely used by businesses despite the fact that unsecured data could lead to GDPR fines. New research, conducted by global security company ESET, and Kingston Technology, shows that 55 per cent of business don’...Read More...
        How to recognise work addiction in the workplace

        How to recognise work addiction in the workplace

        Thursday 2nd May 2019
        As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices explores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work...Read More...
        A year since GDPR: Half of UK businesses still can’t manage data

        A year since GDPR: Half of UK businesses still can’t manage data

        Tuesday 30th Apr 2019
        Splunk Inc. has released research that shows organisations are ignoring potentially valuable data and don’t have the resources they need to take advantage of it. The research reveals that although business executives recognise the value of...Read More...
        Boring isn’t an option: adding flair to your office

        Boring isn’t an option: adding flair to your office

        Wednesday 24th Apr 2019
        When you think of what the office might be like at an accountancy firm or insurance company, your first thought may be less than inspiring with very little excitement. But the truth is, those who take office design seriously don’t follow this a...Read More...
        Optimising the print estate through data analysis and reporting

        Optimising the print estate through data analysis and reporting

        Wednesday 24th Apr 2019
        We are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, and as the volume of data increases so do the complexities of using that data for reporting. Response times and granularity can both be impacted as systems struggle to process large quanti...Read More...
        How to recognise the signs before you’re burned out

        How to recognise the signs before you’re burned out

        Monday 15th Apr 2019
        According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days we lost in 12 months due to work-related stress or anxiety last year, with 23 per cent of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time. Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of ...Read More...
        4 in 6 UK employees work around 6.3 unpaid hours a week

        4 in 6 UK employees work around 6.3 unpaid hours a week

        Friday 12th Apr 2019
        66 per cent of UK employees work an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay, with around 22 per cent admitting to working more than 10 unpaid hours over five days according to a new report by ADP.   The proliferation of digital devices m...Read More...
        Bespoke furniture vital for coworking success

        Bespoke furniture vital for coworking success

        Thursday 4th Apr 2019
        As the working world evolves and more professionals move away from the rigours of 9-5 work in drab and dull offices, there is now increasing demand for communal working spaces. Coworking offers an office environment for small businesses and self-empl...Read More...
        30% organisations using Office 365 report ‘Poor’ governance readiness

        30% organisations using Office 365 report ‘Poor’ governance readiness

        Tuesday 2nd Apr 2019
        Nearly one-third (30%) of Microsoft Office 365 users indicate that the overall state of governance readiness within their organisations is ‘poor’. That’s according to a survey conducted by Spanning Cloud Apps LLC and ...Read More...
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