Day: November 14, 2020

Not working 9-5! Majority of millennials now expect a flexible working week 

Those aged 25-34-years-old are most likely to expect more flexibility in their typical working week in a post COVID-19 world, according to new research.

Among 25-34-year-olds, 87% now expect to have input on flexible working moving forward. This is a stark contrast to the older generation of employees, with less than 60% of those aged 55 and over sharing the same view.

The findings come from a Workthere study of over 1,000 UK office workers, to gauge UK office workers’ attitudes towards flexible working arrangements and their ideal working week in the new normal.

This pattern for shorter hours and more flexibility is particularly evident among younger workers, where almost 79% confirming that they already work less than the national average of 38 hours a week. With trends for a more relaxed approach to work appearing among younger workers, Workthere predicts the growing pursuit of flexibility could continue for generations

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Tesco limits online customers as Christmas rush comes early

Tesco has apologised to its online customers unable to get on its website as the supermarket seeks to cope with high demand for Christmas bookings.

The UK’s largest retailer has had to install a queuing system online to help it to manage the demand.

Some customers complained to Tesco that they had been waiting hours to get onto the supermarket’s website.

“We’re sorry if things take a bit longer than usual,” Tesco said on its Twitter account.

“A lot of customers are using our website and app at the moment.”

Tesco said it was “using a virtual waiting room to help us manage the flow”.

Supermarkets have been overwhelmed with demand as people start to plan for Christmas, and rival Ocado has already sold out of slots after “huge” demand.

One Tesco customer said on Twitter: “We use delivery saver because we have 3 young children and both parents work

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Forbes hires Beale as an assistant editor

Forbes has hired Margherita Beale as an assistant editor.

She will start on Monday. Beale will be focusing on retail, real estate and food and drink.

Beale has been a staff writer at the Daily Democrat in Woodland, California. She also interned at Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento.

She is a graduate of Cal State-Sacramento, where she was editor in chief off the student newspaper, The Daily Hornet.

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