The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on an already critical aspect of working life: that of employee health and wellbeing. While awareness of the dangers of sedentary working was already increasing, these unprecedented times underline the importance of companies taking a more comprehensive approach to support the physical and mental wellbeing of their workers by providing guidance and resources to protect staff, both on site and working from home.
Covid-19 and the growing climate crisis are accelerating trends – such as advances in technology, more flexible and remote working and greener travel – that are causing “a seismic shift” in the way people use and view cities, according to research by a German energy company.
Hospitality serves provider Bennett Hay has answered the drive for cost efficiencies at workplaces and commercial estates by creating a concierge service integrating reception and hosting with building security.
Amolak Dhariwal, vice-president of finance at Sodexo’s global supply management and service operations division, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to business.
A survey commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO) shows that, once government measures allow, Britain is likely move to a ‘mixed’ working style, with time in the office balanced with time at home.