It’s a job hunter’s market – the figures confirm it. The number of vacancies across the UK is at its highest level since 2015, making it an ‘employment paradise for jobseekers’.
The shift towards agile and flexible working in many organisations is driven by the need to increase business productivity while reducing costs, and the need to be more responsive and adaptable in a constantly changing business landscape.
For too long, office workers have been a sedentary bunch and new figures show that old habits die hard.
The trend towards flexible working is gathering pace in a wide range of industries. Its increasing prevalence is driven by the need for organisations to be more agile, adaptable and responsive in the way they work.
If people are a company’s greatest asset, it makes sense that far greater consideration should be given to their needs, be that health and wellbeing, investing in skills, unlocking productivity or nurturing talent.
The bigger your overheads the less nimble your business can be.
Activity based working is the name given to a style of working that liberates employees from fixed ‘at desk’ locations in favour of choosing a setting appropriate to the task in hand.
One of the biggest challenges for those in charge of designing new schools, colleges and universities is in anticipating change and accommodating a wide variety of individual and collaborative learning styles.