Plenty of people find that work is good for their mental health. A job can help protect your mental health by providing a source of income, sense of identity, contact and friendship with others, a steady routine and structure, as well as opportunities to contribute and gain skills.
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The number of remote workers is on the rise. In fact, it is expected that 92% of people are expected to be able to work from home at least once a week after the pandemic.
A key way to look after your well being is to ensure you have a healthy work life balance. A mental health survey found that one third of employees feel unhappy or very unhappy about the time they devote to work. More than 40% of employees are neglecting other aspects of their life because of work which may increase vulnerability to mental health problems
Since the pandemic 92% of people are expected to work from home at least one day a week and 80% of people are expected to work from home at least three times per week. There have been many concerns for UK employees and what the new expectations will be for hybrid working. Employees are assuming their employers will expect them to work from their office for more than 66% of the time, When employees would actually rather have an even split.
As lockdown is now easing throughout the UK, many workplaces will be reopening for staff to return to the office. We Love Work have put together 3 useful tips to support your employees in their return to the office.
The future of the workplace is forever changing due to the pandemic over the past year. With many offices beginning to open again, it looks like the new way of working could be a mix of in the office and at home - a hybrid way of working. Hybrid working practices are increasingly becoming the norm, with 34% of the workforce working at least one day a week from home. (1)
Too many workplaces are not evolving their job listings alongside their company. Even though plenty of workplaces have every intention of wanting to hire and create a more diverse team, their out of date job listings let them down. 90% of companies say they care about diversity and inclusion, yet only 4% actually show it. Hiring the wrong candidate is extremely costly and 89% of placements usually fail within the first 18 months because the candidate isn't the right fit for the company culture.
With lockdown beginning to ease, many offices are starting to open for employees again. But many are adopting a hybrid way of working. More than three quarter (77%) of UK employees say a mix of office-based and remote working is the best way forward post COVID-19, (1) but it’s important to avoid these common mistakes.
The modern workplace is now more at home than not due to Covid-19. So with this in mind, We Love Work have put together some useful tips on how to keep your company culture outside of the office.
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