Category Archives: Remote working

Bectu enagement with external Health & Safety structures

Our Health and Safety Committee has been inactive since the start of the pandemic (though this will change shortly) and Prospect have their NEC Health and Safety committee that continues under the stout stewardship of Chris Warburton. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Flexible working – Arup explore the seven-day week

From Arup’s website: “Arup, the employee-owned global engineering and design firm, has today announced it is adopting an innovative hybrid model – known as Work Unbound – that will give its 15,500 employees, known as members, greater flexibility in deciding … Continue reading

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Homeworking will help improve women’s careers

The option to work from home is likely to help employers retain valuable workers, and can make the balance of work and childcare a lot easier to manage. It is likely to result in more ‘returners’ after periods of maternity … Continue reading

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Negotiating expenses for working in London (a guide for non-Londoners)

If (for example) you are based in Glasgow but you are asked to spend time working in London, what % uplift should you ask employers for when negotiating expenses? There’s a website called Numbeo that tracks and compares the cost … Continue reading

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Locked Down and Locked Out – impact of Covid pandemic on mothers working in UK TV sector

49% of respondents said they had been unable to accept work due to childcare related issues. Read the #LockedDownAndLockedOut report now on the impact of the pandemic on mothers in UK TV: https://t.co/37JAX9Djjz pic.twitter.com/JYKKUwZdK4 — Bectu (@bectu) September 9, 2021 … Continue reading

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Mental health and Covid19

There are many barometers of mental health that can be correlated with what is happening in the wider world, so it would not be appropriate to conclude that “the lockdown has generally, on balance, been good for the mental health … Continue reading

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44% of British employees want some form of hybrid working

Via Labour Research’s ‘Fact Service’, 44% of British employees want some form of hybrid working. From the Employee Benefits website… “The Health wealth and happiness study conducted by insurance business LifeSearch asked people about their ideal working set up. It … Continue reading

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Iceland – shorter working week does not damage productivity

Forbes is reporting on a recent study (June 2021) of 2,500 workers in Iceland—more than 1% of the workforce—was conducted to see if shortened workdays lead to more productivity and a happier workforce. Autonomy’s summary of the results are that…. … Continue reading

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Working from home (WFH) and productivity

A useful summary, here. This largely looks at the question from the point of view of the economy as a whole. “The individual firms’ decision to shift their workers to WFH could result in aggregate productivity gains only if workers … Continue reading

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Employers forcing workers back to the workplace – unions raise safety concerns

New TUC polling reveals that nearly 1 in 10 (9%) staff have been put under pressure by bosses to return to the workplace – a number that rises to over 1 in 6 (17 %) for disabled workers. This is … Continue reading

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Return to the office working

There really is going to be a row about this… everywhere. Don’t make me go back to hard pants five days a week https://t.co/yMIIiIbojr | opinion — Financial Times (@FT) June 6, 2021 White collar workers are much more able … Continue reading

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Gig economy growth in the finance sector?

Gig economy workers to nab 20 per cent of financial services jobs In the next three to five years so-called ‘gig workers’ will become increasingly common at #finserv firms, more than half of #financialservices firms have said https://t.co/WinX4xeG9v #gigeconomy #gigeconomy … Continue reading

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Home-working during the Covid19 pandemic

A useful roundup of the ONS data from The Guardian: “….some staff were more likely to work from home than others in a reflection of the uneven impact and experiences of the health emergency across the UK – with much … Continue reading

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Remote working and productivity

Interesting post on Working From Home and productivity.

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