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News

More Than 4 Million People Now Regularly Work From Home


Figures released today by the TUC to mark National Work from Home Day show that more than 4 million people now regularly work from home; a rise of more than 62,000 over the course of last year. Read item...

Working smarter can save people two weeks per year, reports leading travel firm


An independent travel company is calling for more UK businesses to adopt smarter working practices after a survey of its own workforce revealed that they spent 13.5 days on average per year commuting to and from their previous workplace.
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Work Wise UK Launches Online Productivity Tool

Stronger economic growth has clearly boosted the number of people in work, but it has not yet boosted productivity and raising productivity is the real key to long term prosperity in our very competitive world. The question we all have to address is, “How to reach the goal of full employment and create greater productivity and prosperity”.
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Blog

Guest Blog: Working 9-5 - not the way to make a living

Sue Ratcliffe. Head of Client Services, alldayPA
We’re all familiar with Dolly Parton’s famous song ‘9 to 5’, a classic karaoke and dance floor hit, with those first few bars guaranteed to get your toe tapping.  As a remarkably upbeat song, it’s easy to lose the message that Ms Parton is attempting to deliver - that being that working 9 - 5 is a rather dull, inflexible way of making a living. So with that in mind is the traditional working day bound to become obsolete? Read Article...

Guest Blog: Flexible working – a universal right but still a long way from being a universal practice

Frances O’Grady. General Secretary, TUC
It’s over a decade since the right to request flexible working was introduced. It’s easy to criticise this right as being weak and without substance. It is, after all, just a right to ask and as many trade unionists will tell you they’ve never needed a law to tell them they can ask for something. Read Article...

UK’s Flexible Future, a route to increased productivity?

David Lennan. Chairman, Work Wise UK
UK working laws will change on 30th June 2014, giving all UK employees with six months continuous service the legal right to request flexible working, but despite all the press coverage and publicity heralding the changes, only half of SMB decision makers are aware of the new legislation. Read Article...
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Services & Initiatives

Work Wise Week

Our annual awareness campaign to get the UK working smarter.

Commute Smart Week

Why travel in the dark – when you can commute smart.

Consulting

Smarter Working Consulting and Training Solutions now available from Work Wise UK

Sustainable Workplace Plan

Does your organisation have a Sustainable Workplace Plan yet?

Case Studies

National Energy Services

Using video conferencing to enable remote and flexible working. [pdf]

TEFL

Two TEFL employees share their stories [pdf]

Wish.co.uk

'Experience day' website Wish.co.uk uses Powwownow conferencing facilities to enable flexible and remote working for its staff, suppliers and agencies across 4 countries. [pdf]

Penguin Books

Recognising the need for change and a refresh of the workplace, Penguin Books sought to design and implement a strategy to reduce space and occupancy costs. [pdf]

BSkyB

As part of plans to expand their main site in west London, BSkyB were required to produce a travel plan that encouraged significant changes for the people based there. [pdf]

BAA

As the UK's largest employment site, with over 315 organisations and 72,000 staff based there, Heathrow Airport faces unique challenges. [pdf]

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