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    Home but not alone

    The post-pandemic shift to home and hybrid working poses challenges for ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of workers, but the starting point should always be the careful assessment, discussion and management of risks like home workstations, electrical dangers and mental wellbeing.

    By Phil Pinnington, British Safety Council on 20 September 2023

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    Cost of living fuels work from home boom

    Over a third of employers have seen an increase in staff working from home compared with 2022, an Acas survey has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 September 2023

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    Home and hybrid working post-pandemic: getting it right

    The growth in home working can potentially boost worker wellbeing through steps like the removal of the daily commute, but employers need to ensure it doesn’t result in unwanted problems, like a failure to spot the signs of stress in their remote teams.

    By Clare Forshaw, Park Health & Safety on 26 September 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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    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 is senior policy advisor at Acas on 06 September 2021

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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 on 16 August 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 19 July 2021

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    Home ergonomics: how to stay healthy while working from home

    Home workers are experiencing new neck, back and shoulder pains, which have emerged under lockdown. What can we (and our employers) do about it?

    By on 14 July 2020

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    49% of home workers miss the office, finds poll

    A new poll has revealed that home workers are divided between those thriving and those desperate to get back to the office.

    By on 08 June 2020