Nearly half of UK workers are being spied on by employers

Almost half of the remote workers in the UK say they have had surveillance software installed on their work devices, raising concerns over trust and invasion of privacy. A new report from Kaspersky, that polled 2,000 UK workers found that with the proliferation in remote working (as 60% of those surveyed are now in a telecommuting setup), employers have become more inclined to install surveillance software on work … Continue reading Nearly half of UK workers are being spied on by employers

Germany’s top marketplaces for independent consultants

Based on the views of more than 1,000 executives in Germany that work with consultants, meet the country’s top five marketplaces that match client organisations with independent consulting talent. Source: Germany’s top marketplaces for independent consultants Continue reading Germany’s top marketplaces for independent consultants

Zoom says remote working is here to stay

Remote working has been so successful for many businesses during the past year that many say they won’t go back to a traditional way of working, new research has claimed. A report from Zoom found that nearly three-quarters (73%) of organisations say their company is considering a flexible remote working model following the success of remote collaboration over the pandemic-enforced lockdowns. https://www.techradar.com/news/zoom-says-remote-working-is-here-to-stay Continue reading Zoom says remote working is here to stay

Professional emailing: how to write the perfect business email

Simple, professional emailing steps to take to improve your communications Do you want to look more professional emailing the people you work with, and enhance your workplace productivity? One simple step you can take is to upgrade your emailing skills. A polished email can instantly create a good impression and help you establish a better rapport with recipients. Source: Professional emailing: how to write the … Continue reading Professional emailing: how to write the perfect business email

The traditional British pub is transforming into a digital office to beat the COVID-19 slump in trade

Pubs across the UK are reinventing themselves as office spaces for bored home workers, as the industry looks for ways to survive the pandemic. Source: The traditional British pub is transforming into a digital office to beat the COVID-19 slump in trade Continue reading The traditional British pub is transforming into a digital office to beat the COVID-19 slump in trade

Home Working Prompts UK ISP TalkTalk to Rethink Offices – ISPreview UK

The boss of budget broadband ISP TalkTalk, Tristia Harrison, has said that the idea of traditional office working is “over” and “no one believes we’ll return to 100% occupancy, five days a week, nine to five.” Instead the internet provider envisages more home working and, she adds, “all” the other bosses agree. Source: Home Working Prompts UK ISP TalkTalk to Rethink Offices – ISPreview UK Continue reading Home Working Prompts UK ISP TalkTalk to Rethink Offices – ISPreview UK

British SMBs think they’ve been more productive during lockdown

New research from Vodafone reinforces recent findings that remote and home workers are, in fact, more productive, compared to their peers in the office. Vodafone recently polled 1,003 small business employees about their thoughts and experiences with remote and home working, and found that 40 percent of them put in extra 642 hours, or 26 days, since the UK lockdown began in March. https://www.itproportal.com/news/sbms-think-theyve-been-more-productive-during-lockdown/ Continue reading British SMBs think they’ve been more productive during lockdown