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.
PowWowNow Engage Free Offer
In support of Work Wise Week, online conferencing provider PowWowNow is offering free 3 month trials of its Engage product.
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.
Work Wise Week 2012 Begins
Work Wise Week 2012 begins today, 13th May 2012. Returning for the 7th consectutive year, the week once again features the hugely successful National Work from Home Day on Friday, 18th May.
Presenteeism Undermining Competitiveness
The stuttering UK economy is driving a culture of presenteeism in organisations, undercutting the adoption of flexible working practices and undermining companies’ ability to compete, suggests new research. The study by O2, examined the future of work and flexible working in UK companies, to support the launch of its Joined Up People Service. It reveals that a significant proportion of office workers (41%) feel pressure to be present and visible in the office as a result of the economic climate.
Commute Times Add Up To 5 Extra Weeks Work A Year
Employees spend nearly 200 hours a year travelling to and from work – adding up to around five weeks extra work – according to a TUC analysis of official statistics published today (Monday) to mark the start of Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart week (14-18 November).
Londoners Have Longest Commute In The UK
Figures just released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Londoners have the longest commute in the UK despite being more likely to use public transport.