If you are going to persuade your employer to agree to home working, it is evidently important to focus on the benefits that it will offer the business. Encouragingly, a study by T-Mobile found that almost half (47%) of companies are considering implementing a flexible working policy as a means to maintain growth and reduce costs in the current economic slowdown.
Posted on 16th July 2009 in Home Business.
An unbelievable amount of money is thrown away every year by home workers, simply because they are not running their finances efficiently. Below, I have outlined the top five most common errors that at best cost you and your business money, and at worst can cause your company to crash and burn.
Working from home is incredibly convenient. If you’re starting your business, it’s also the place you have already. It’s easy to start your business at home. Of course you need some space and there may be distractions, but there are lots of good reasons for working from home.
Posted on 13th July 2009 in Home Business.
Working from home — we’ve heard it all before haven’t we? How it supports a more flexible work environment, ensures greater productivity, and delivers financial savings in office and travel costs. It’s also greener and demonstrates a commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. But if it’s so obvious why aren’t more companies maximising the potential?
Posted on 9th July 2009 in Home Business.
Flexible working is moving higher up the economic, social and environmental agenda, says Bill Murphy of BT Business. Find out how it can save you money and help your business get ahead.
Posted on 7th July 2009 in Home Business.
The current economic climate has forced many companies to reassess budgets and streamline resources. Rather than immediately resorting to cutting workforces, a trend set during financial downturns in the past, many businesses are implementing flexible working programmes for their employees.
28% of Business Services workers have had their pay cut since the recession began. One in four (25%) have experienced a reduction in hours and over one in five (23%) have lost benefits, according to a survey of over 1,600 workers by the Keep Britain Working campaign (keepbritainworking.com) published today, Monday 1st June.
Posted on 1st June 2009 in Home Business.
The right to ask to work flexibly was initially introduced for employees with children under 6 (or under 18 if disabled). The right was then extended to employees who care for adults who fall in to certain categories. The right is due to be extended to employees with children under 16 from April 2009 meaning that nearly all working parents and carers will be able to apply.
Posted on 20th May 2009 in Home Business.
Flexible working can encompass a change of hours or shifts worked and permission to work from home or on the move. Managed correctly, flexible working can play a key role in boosting staff morale and effectiveness, as well as attracting the best talent. To ensure your business makes the most out of flexible working, the following advice may be useful
Posted on 6th March 2009 in Home Business.
It’s getting on for twenty years since we first started talking about flexible working. Interest in the subject was so intense at its peak in the mid 1990s that we were seriously asked to consider nothing less than the death of the office itself. The world with which we were presented was one in which we could work from home if we wanted as an alternative to soul-sapping commuting, desk-bound grind and vending machine coffee.
Posted on 23rd December 2008 in Home Business.
Whether you operate 2 or 2,000 vehicles, Ross Jackson, Managing Director of Fleet Operations, offers advice to SMEs on how to make the most of their fleet of vehicles, stay cost effective and chose the best package to suit their individual needs.
Flexible working is a phrase that describes any working pattern adapted to suit an employee’s needs. Types of flexible working include and usually consist of a combination of:
• Working less than the normal working hours, for example by working fewer days per week
• Flexi-time: choosing when employees work (there’s usually a core period during the day when employees are required to be at work)
Posted on 15th January 2008 in Home Business.