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Work Wise Week 2014

11th to 17th May 2014 is the 9th consecutive year of Work Wise Week, once again featuring the hugely successful National Work from Home Day, on Friday 16th May.
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News

Home Working Defies Recession

The number of people working from home has increased by 13 per cent in the last five years, according to a new TUC analysis of official figures published today (Friday) to mark National Work From Home Day, organised by WorkWise UK.

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PowWowNow Engage Free Offer

In support of Work Wise Week, online conferencing provider PowWowNow is offering free 3 month trials of its Engage product.

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Commute Times Rising for Women

TUC analysis of the latest Labour Force Survey figures has revealed that average commute times for women have increased in the last six years, while those for men have fallen slightly.

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Blog

Guest Blog: Combating Commute-Creep with Smarter Working Could Benefit Workers and Employers Alike

Frances O'Grady. General Secretary, TUC
With the first snows of winter forecast to fall next week, this is the time of year when the commuter blues deepen. Travelling in bad weather in the dark is depressing and can obviously be hazardous. Many people are already escaping our gloomy November roads, bus stops and station platforms, but even more want to do so. Read Article...

Guest Blog: Two Wheels for Winter

Catherine Litherland, Membership Marketing Manager, British Cycling Association
Now that the dark nights and cold mornings are set in for winter, it can become increasingly tempting to lock the bike away for the next few months and seek refuge in the warmth of the car or the train as you seek to battle your way to work. Read Article...

Guest Blog: The Licence Plate Lottery

Philip Gomm. Head of External Communications, RAC Foundation
Every commuter who has ever been stuck in a rush-hour traffic jam has probably gazed idly at the hundreds of fellow car users surrounding him and wondered why more of them couldn’t work from home one or two days a week, or stagger their working hours to avoid the morning and evening peaks, thereby freeing up a useful bit of space for those who just have to travel at peak times. 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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