More hybrid working to bring 3.8 million Brits into employment

Hybrid working could bring nearly 4 million people “locked out” from work such as parents, carers and disabled people into the workforce and enable part-time workers to work more hours adding £48.3bn to the UK economy each year, according to a major new study by Virgin Media O2 Business and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).

Workers to gain right to request flexible working from first day

Following the news that staff in the UK are set to gain the right to request flexible working from the first day in a job, Philip Richardson, partner and head of employment law at Stephensons Solicitors LLP has provided the below legal comment:

Return to the Office

Join Chris Hulme of Influential and guests as they discuss how they each adapted to lockdown and how they see the future of their individual offices looking.

Deloitte tells staff they can WFH forever

In response to the news that Deloitte will allow staff to work from home forever, adding to the long list of organisations that have also already made this commitment, please see below expert comment from Sridhar Iyengar, MD, Zoho Europe on what this means for business productivity, protocols and new initiatives, with advice on how to deal with such a drastic long-term change.

Law change to give staffers ‘default right to work from home

In response to the proposed law change to make it impossible for employers to force workers back into the office, please see a follow up response comment from business and tech expert Sridhar Iyengar, MD for Zoho.

Working from home: Call to ban out-of-hours emails from bosses

Sridhar Iyengar, MD, Zoho Europe, comments:

“Technology has played a crucial role in keeping businesses operational during the pandemic, but this new working from home culture has led to an increase in out of hours working for some and this needs attention.

Toyota achieves three-star ranking for fifth consecutive year in the best companies survey

Toyota (GB) has been ranked in 31st place in the Large Companies category (200-1,999 employees) of the 2021 Best Companies survey. The company has also ranked second in the Automotive category.

The Home Office of the Future

Many are now having to embrace working from home as part of their daily diet of work, so how can you make it better, how can you ensure you’re doing it right, how can you ensure you’ve got all the bases covered?

The Home Office of the Future

Many are now having to embrace working from home as part of their daily diet of work, so how can you make it better, how can you ensure you’re doing it right, how can you ensure you’ve got all the bases covered?

Sridhar Iyengar, Managing Director, Zoho Europe

Response Comment: UK gov flip-flops on remote work, wants it a standard for all jobs

The UK’s minister for women and equalities, Liz Truss, has called for employers to make flexible working a standard option to help level the digital divide.

Reward, Recognise & Retain

Reward, Recognise & Retain

How important is the well-being of your team to you? And what have you been doing as a business to ensure your employees are happy?

Reward, Recognise and Retain

5th March is Employee Appreciation Day, and on this episode of The Business Brunch we’ll be discussing employee motivation, engagement and the effect of COVID.