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Offices not so magical for young staff who have forgotten how to chat there

A UK study has found that 84% of young people feel out of practice in the office, which could impact their careers

Lizzy Burden

More than half of young employees in the UK say working from home during the pandemic has taken a toll on their office conversation skills, potentially harming their career progression and pay.

That’s according to a survey by LinkedIn, which also found that 84% felt “out of practice” when it came to office life, including speaking to clients and delivering presentations. 

The British workforce’s newest recruits have suffered the most from missing out on networking opportunities and the chance to learn by “osmosis”, by working physically alongside colleagues, said Janine Chamberlin, the networking website’s UK country manager. The survey questioned more than 1,000 people, including 250 aged 16 to 34...

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