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[ 3 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

For UK workers, commuting time has increased by 18 hours compared to a decade ago, according to the TUC. A study by Totaljobs shows the average worker is set to spend a whopping £135,000 on their commute by the time they retire. Following these findings, Instant Offices investigates which cities around the world are the best and worst for commuting and whether a rise in flexible and remote working can finally tip the balance for UK workers.
According to the Department for Transport, London by far has the longest commute with …

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[ 1 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Two-fifths of small and medium businesses in England and Wales believe that legal advice is reserved for big businesses or those that can afford it, according to a recent survey by Nesta Challenges to mark the launch of the Legal Access Challenge. 43% of small businesses owners and self-employed people questioned agreed that the legal advice sector was not set up for them – a stronger perception than in the wider population where the figure is 32%. With 5.6 million small businesses in the UK, that could mean as many …

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[ 29 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

The Warning Signs of Burnout and How to Avoid it
It’s the time of year many people take a summer break, but if you have no enthusiasm for a week or two off and feel like you can barely cope with your routine, you may be at risk of burnout.
According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days are lost in 12 months due to work-related stress or anxiety last year, with 23% of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time. Collectively, 63% of this group are …

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[ 27 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]
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The average employee reckons they waste almost 15 weeks a year – carrying out “pointless” tasks at work, according to research. A study of 2,000 workers found typically 142 minutes a day – more than two hours – are spent doing admin, paperwork and attending meetings when they could be getting on with more important jobs. That equates to a staggering 76 working days across a 48 week year, assuming workers take four weeks annual leave.
It also emerged at least 26 minutes of every seven-and-a-half-hour day is spent working out …

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[ 22 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Immigrants make better entrepreneurs than native citizens due to a combination of learnt resilience and ‘get-up-and-go’ flair, according to Adrian Furnham, professor of leadership and organisational behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School.
Furnham says immigrants face countless barriers when relocating and have to overcome each hurdle using only their own ability.
The resilience and problem-solving skills they learn are crucial when building and growing businesses.
He explains: “Over the last 20 years, 25% of American venture-backed companies have been created by immigrants. There is a wealth of research which indicates that those who …

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[ 15 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

The workforce is changing as more people swap the security of a 9-to-5 job for the flexibility of freelancing, with key demographics and industries leading the self-employed sector, according to Instant Offices.
In fact, the number of female freelancers has grown by 55% since 2008. New mothers choosing to take up freelance work rather than return to full-time office employment post-baby has shot up by 79%. Comparatively, the number of men freelancing has grown by 36% in the same time frame.
Millennials and UK workers facing significant lifestyle changes, such as motherhood, …

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[ 10 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]
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Workers are more likely to settle quickly at smaller businesses, according to detailed research. Forty-one per cent of employees working for businesses with a staff force of less than 50 employees admitted they were welcomed with open arms on their first day. And those entering a smaller workforce claimed to feel settled a week faster than those entering larger organisations with more than 250 employees. The poll of 2,000 office workers and HR specialists also found 56 per cent of small business workers were pleased to see their workstation all …

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[ 8 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

The weather is improving, the Government  is pouring £1.2 billion into cycling*, yet new research has revealed that it is still only a slim few who are cycling to work, with many citing nervousness about cycling in traffic as the reason.
A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the Decathlon Activity Index 2018, shows that only 7% of the nation is commuting to work with a bike.
Despite cities including Manchester, Cambridge and London having made drastic changes to accommodate cycling, more than 1 in 4 (26%) …

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[ 26 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

The average person in the UK checks their phone every 12 minutes, cementing the fact that smartphones are engrained within 21st century culture.  It is not just social media that is at our fingertips as work emails and office-based tools are just a click away.  In the quest to create a relaxed office environment, many are arguing that such a workplace culture paves the way to having no work boundaries at all.  Research from Glassdoor reveals that the average UK employee sacrifices 6.5 days of their holiday entitlement each year …

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[ 24 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

New research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by Fountech.ai has revealed why so many people are giving up on their ambitions to learn something new. It found:

58% of UK adults wanted to learn a new skill over the past 12 months – equivalent to 30 million people across the country

However, of those, only 46% actually acted on their desire to learn a new skill, and a further 26% never reached the level they wanted

So, what is preventing Britons from picking up new skills? Fountech’s research revealed:

63% feel it is too …