Most workers not productive while working from home, report claims

No more than 15 percent of healthy workers confined to their homes will work productively, argues new research from right leaning think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. Government restrictions on social interaction designed to slow the spread of coronavirus have led to a rapid increase in the number of …

Robot delivery dogs, digital pollution, why tech firms like ping pong and some other stuff

  Blue Monday has come and gone so instead of offering up an endless series of clickbait pieces telling you how to cope and make the day better for your colleagues, we’re turning our attention to more interesting things. Such as this recent piece arguing that our obsession with ‘millennials’ …

Friday finds: some things about life, work and everything we unearthed this week

Just because somebody’s an introvert, doesn’t mean they want to be alone It’s really not a good idea to zap your brain to boost creativity. And yes some people are doing that A complete, interactive map of all the world’s coworking spaces Setting a maximum wage for CEOs would be …

Women may be struggling to climb career ladder because of their beliefs about competition

Women might be less likely than men to go for opportunities in competitive workplaces because they don’t see as much of an upside to competition as men do, research by UCL School of Management and London Business School reveals. Women are on average less competitive than men. This gender difference …

Burnout recognised as a workplace phenomenon by WHO

Although still  not classified as a recognised medical condition, burnout has been included in the World Health Organization’s 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. It is described in the chapter: ‘Factors influencing health status or contact with health services’ – which includes reasons …

Workers are focused on shorter hours and more flexible working

New research released today by McDonald’s UK, reveals more than half of UK adults want to move away from traditional working patterns, choosing jobs that enable them to enjoy more flexible working and prioritise commitments outside of work. This study was conducted in July and August, with YouGov as well …

Gmail’s third-party app policy: Security experts explain the risks

The terms of service we hurriedly agreed to keep coming back to haunt us. Last Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google confirmed previous reports about the far-reaching access third-party apps can have to Gmail users’ accounts and personal emails. When you download an app, it might request access …

4 Job Solutions for Students Struggling to Find Work in London

London is home to some of the world’s greatest and most respected universities, from University College London and Imperial College London to the London School of Economics, and many other high-quality seats of learning. There’s no better place to study with its vibrant nightlife and unrivaled cultural heritage, but it’s …

Flexible working and always on culture have a negative effect on families

Working parents’ ability to switch off from their work is being undermined by the rise of modern communications and the uptake of flexible working practices, with almost half agreeing the boundaries between home and the workplace have blurred, according to the most authoritative annual survey of working families in the …