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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: Breaking barriers: working smart and the rewards for doing so

John Southwell. Managing Director, etsplc.com
There seems to be a consensus building across the UK that working flexibly is, in concept, great for the employer as well as the employee. And yet there are barriers for some employers.  They still feel hesitant to take the leap and embrace flexible working. No doubt this is because of the perceived problems that smart working can bring.  What are these potential barriers?
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Guest Blog: 10 reasons why the new flexible working legislation will benefit you.

Steve Purdy. UK MD Regus
You have probably heard about the recent changes to the flexible working legislation which now mean employees have the legal right to request flexible working options. Despite questions raised in the press regarding the changes, I’d like to highlight several of the benefits the legislation will provide for both the employer and the employee. 
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Guest Blog: The Practice of Compromise – Give and Take

Maureen Ferguson. Resource Planning Manager, Carnival UK
People across the country are trying to find a way to balance home, family and healthy pursuits (just like the doctor advises) with work and financial stability. Life isn’t easy or simple. The increased expenditure on petrol, parking and the time sitting in traffic is pushing more and more people to want to work from home, car share or to start and finish outside the “normal working day”. 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

Carnival UK

How Carnival UK changed working practices at its Southampton contact centre. [pdf]

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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