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Unhappy workers threaten new era of hybrid working

The Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has identified at least five different classes of workers unhappy with current working arrangements, and says failure to create strategies to manage them could lead to a potential loss of momentum and produc...


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UK lags behind other countries on gender pay gap reporting

The UK must catch up with other countries on gender pay gap reporting if it’s to see faster progress on equality between women and men, according to a new report. The report, which analyses gender pay gap reporting legislation in ten countr...


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The ‘new commute’ – is an employee’s home their official place of work?

The rise of homeworking in the wake of the coronavirus crisis is creating issues for fleets when it comes to classifying journeys, says the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP). Describing the problem as the “new commute,” the org...


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The future of homeworking – reflections and implications

It goes without saying that the future of how we work feels like a more pertinent debate now than it ever has. It’s also fair to say that much is being said and written on the subject, with the public narrative seeming to shift on a daily ba...


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New worldwide fire safety standard launched

A global coalition of over 80 fire safety leadership organisations has launched a new internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings, with the aim of saving more lives by reducing risk and preventing devastating fire...


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New steps to close loophole regarding mobile phone use while driving

People using a handheld mobile phone in all circumstances while driving will be breaking the law, under new government plans unveiled by Roads Minister Baroness Vere, to close a legislation loophole and improve road safety. It’s already a c...