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Next: Staff working from home ‘miss out on camaraderie’

Image copyright Getty Images Staff working from home for fashion retailer Next have been “stultified” by boring online presentations and missed out on office camaraderie, the company said. Next said that overall, the impact of the pandemic on business had been “expensive and miserable”. But it had also seen some advantages from the upheaval, it added. Next said it expected… Read more →

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After covid: ‘Working from home’ is long term ambition

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers believe remote working can reduce congestion and improve flexibility Nearly a third of people should still be working from homes, even when coronavirus restrictions have eased, says the Welsh Government. Ministers said its ambition is to see about 30% of the workforce in Wales staying at or near home in the long term.… Read more →

Principality Building Society boss says home working ‘here to stay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Offices like this might become a thing of the past after Covid-19 The new boss of Wales’ largest building society has said home working has been so successful many staff will not return to the office. Principality Building Society chief executive Julie-Ann Haines said staff numbers at the Cardiff headquarters might never return to… Read more →

Coronavirus: Working group set up to protect jobs at Renfrewshire Rolls-Royce plant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rolls-Royce warned it could cut 700 jobs from its Renfrewshire plant based on the reduced workload The Scottish government has announced a working group will be set up with the aim of protecting jobs at a beleaguered Rolls-Royce plant. The firm said in recent weeks that 700 jobs were at risk in Renfrewshire following the… Read more →

Coronavirus: Young could be scarred throughout working life

Image copyright AFP The International Labour Organisation has said young people are disproportionately being affected by the coronavirus health crisis. In a new report the ILO, which is a United Nations agency, warns there is a risk they could be scarred throughout their working lives. They could become what the report calls a “lockdown generation”. It says young women have… Read more →