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Hubb Consultants Blog

Read the latest news and stories around the world of work from Hubb and across industries most especially about new ways of working and activity-based working hottest buzz

Project Budget and Time Blowouts?   Do you currently have one, or possibly multiple, projects that are exceeding the allocated time and budget parameters, not to mention impacting the physical and mental capacity of your staff members? Projects can be unruly and ravenous if managed incorrectly, ripping through budgets and timeframes to the detriment of the bottom line and sidestepping any kind of satisfactory outcome. So, how can...

What is Presenteeism?   Presenteeism refers to an employee being at their workplace for more hours than they are required to be there, or in other cases, acting on autopilot in a workplace they would rather leave. Although some companies may view working extended overtime as a benefit in the sense of harvesting more completed work, the phenomenon of presenteeism is in most cases actually more negatively...

Have you been thinking about implementing a shorter working week?   A four-day working week is an appealing facet to any future employee as it aligns with many individual work-life balances. Essentially a four-day working week is not losing any employment time as hours are still put in, however, the workload is compressed – but does it suit the needs of your business? Who’s doing it?   The Netherlands has...

The office environment has never been the same in the recent years. How do you imagine pure agility in the office? We have seen alternative office ideas that really work for the past 10 years or so. Whilst there is no one size fit all office design which would be the silver bullet for every organisation, this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards winner for Workplace Design is...

How do you incorporate your healthy habits at work?   One third of the average Australian’s life will be spent at work, so to turn a blind eye to physical best practice for nine hours a day is bound to take its toll. To embrace Exercise Right Week, Hubb is focussing on educating modern businesses to the benefits of supporting teams to be healthy at work and just...

The Cost of a Disengaged Workplace Hubb Consultants understands the employees are the backbone of any workspace. Keeping your staff engaged and lively has remarkable effects on the businesses efficiency, productivity and prosperity; just as having a lack of engagement has its effects on the downfall of productivity. Are you noticing a lack of engagement and participation from a, or a few, staff members? If the...

The Cost of Staff Attrition In simple terms, employee attrition in a business refers to the loss of staff members. This reduction of staff is simply by a normal means; for example, resignation, retirement, or maternity leave. Hubb Consultants sees this as the normal life cycle of any business; when it comes to attrition, the staff members are not leaving due to issues with their role...

Handling Office Noise Modern day office spaces are changing for the better by converting their working environment into ‘Activity Based Working’ spaces. To achieve this, more open office concepts need to be adopted. Although it is a clever strategy to increase productivity, there are many factors to consider to not create distractions for the employees. If you are working in a similar environment to this, you...

‘Agile working’ is often discussed with an understanding that it means flexible working hours, working from home or hot desking. However, the knowledge of the real meaning behind agile working seems to have been lost as more humans think in terms of being self-focused. The accurate understanding and terminology differ from flexible working hours and other terms which are enveloped by the expression, “new ways...