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    Hybrid working – heaven or hell?

    Early research suggests that hybrid working may generally have a more positive than negative impact on worker wellbeing, but employers must nevertheless watch out for problems like feelings of loneliness and isolation among hybrid workers.

    By Bex Moorhouse, Invigorate Spaces Ltd on 28 April 2023

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    44 per cent of people are hybrid working, new ONS data shows

    New data shows that working from home, or working part of the week at home – known as hybrid working – is now almost as common as commuting to the office.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 February 2023

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    1 in 4 employees would rather quit than go back to the office

    A quarter of employees who currently work from home part of the week say they would quit their job rather than return to the office full-time, according to a new study.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 October 2022

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    Successful hybrid and flexible working: the right culture is key

    With the explosion in home working and dispersed workforces operating without a fixed workplace, it is more important than ever to support the mental wellbeing, engagement and performance of staff.

    By Chris Preston, The Culture Builders on 29 July 2022

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    Surge in home working but some sectors left behind

    New analysis shows the numbers of regular homeworkers have tripled since the pandemic.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 May 2022

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    How to make hybrid working a success in a post-pandemic world: new study

    A new report argues that there has been a permanent mindset shift around how work can be organised and that there ‘can be no going back’ to expectations for universal office presence.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 March 2022

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    ‘Right to disconnect’ debate highlights need for adequate work breaks

    Earlier this year, the European Parliament asked the European Commission to come up with a new EU (European Union) law which would give employees a right to disconnect from work-related tasks, activities and electronic communication during non-work hours without consequences, and to establish minimum standards for remote work.

    By Joanne Moseley and Danielle Parsons, Irwin Mitchell on 27 September 2021

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    Hybrid working: getting it right

    At Acas we see the future of work framed by three challenges: the need to ‘reopen’ workplaces safely; the need to ‘rebuild’ the economy using sustainable business models that focus on job quality as well as quantity; and the need to ‘re-imagine’ work by reflecting on our changed values and the lessons the pandemic has taught us.

    By Adrian Wakeling, Acas on 08 September 2021

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    2021: Are we ready for hybrid working?

    Hybrid working is a popular new concept. But how are firms going to make it a success?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 June 2021

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    Deloitte gives its people choice of when and where they work

    UK financial services firm, Deloitte has told all 20,000 of its UK employees they will be able to choose when, where and how they work in the future once it is safe to do so.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 June 2021