Working from home is often a significant change from your usual environment – there is no boss looking over your shoulder, your colleague’s chatter is limited to Skype or Whatsapp, and you need to provide your own office equipment.
Believe it or not, when you ring a customer service number in the UK of a major retailer, financial service company or utility, there is an increasing likelihood that the person on the other end is working from their home. How can you tell? Here’s one scenario, which is fairly typical of a customer calling […]
There is no denying that flexible working has grown enormously over the last 2-3 years. It used to be viewed as a slight oddity for people to be working out of coffee shops or from home but now it is very much the norm in modern society. The days of it being viewed by employers […]
If you are working from home you may be able to claim back living expenses depending on your circumstances.
For all the pros of home working – biscuits on tap, always able to collect deliveries, the list goes on – motivational, and continuity of brand vision amongst co-workers can be a challenge. Maintaining all of that while retaining a homeworking ethos requires thought and actions. And I found out the hard way.
Working at home is something many us wish we could do – but if you’re lucky enough to be doing it, you can fall victim to a minefield of distractions. Procrastination is the enemy of productivity, and as such, here are five ways to ensure you avoid it and have a rewarding workday.
Nothing can truly replicate physical communication with colleagues, but if a business wants to remain successful whilst employees are working from home, they have to accept that online communication is key. After all, if employees don’t know what everyone is doing, mistakes will inevitably follow. So how do you remain in the loop whilst working […]
As part of our ‘Home Working’ campaign, we spoke to Jacqui Beel, head of content marketing at conference call company, Powwownow. I asked her about some of the pros and cons of working from home. How often do you work from home? I work from home 1-2 days a week. What do you find so […]
Posted on 25th November 2015 in Home Working.
Working from home can be a time your staff begin to flag – distractions are everywhere, and it is often difficult for workers to make the switch between working in a professional environment, and working from home. There are, however, a number of ways to make sure your staff remain as motivated, professional and productive […]
Maintaining a professional work ethic can be a difficult task whilst working at home – there is absolutely no doubt about that. When daily targets need to be hit but distractions are everywhere, with only yourself to keep you on track, how can you maintain your professionalism?
As all business owners and managers reading this will know, the government recently introduced the right to request flexible working for all employees. This is expected to boost the number of people who regularly work from home and could be the catalyst that transforms 9-5-office-work for good.