One in three British office workers find their office environment completely uninspiring, a recent survey has shown. When considering accepting a job offer, more than half of us weigh up friendly colleagues (64 percent) and a sociable boss (51 percent) as virtually the most important factors.
One in three UK commercial buildings are owned by overseas-based investors, it was reported recently. Almost 22% of British commercial developments now have foreign owners, compared with 15% in 2000.
A recent survey shows that many office workers struggle through the working day without a decent breakfast. The estimated annual cost to the nation of merely skipping breakfast is estimated to have reached £8.1bn or 46.5m working days, in lost productivity.
Are you scared to even look at the new hi-tech printer/scanner/fax machine that has just been installed in your office, let alone use it? Do you feel intimidated by the younger colleagues who seem to use the top-of-the range photocopier so effortlessly? Do you wish your BlackBerry took a day off for once and stopped beeping? You are not on your own.
One in three British workers believe their boss is unfair towards them, it was recently reported. The poorest part of employer-employee relations was transparency and fairness about pay. Almost 50% of employees do not find their bosses to be absolutely clear and fair when it comes down to salaries.