For the estimated 4.2 million Britons working from home, dialling into a conference call is a convenient way to conduct meetings remotely and save the expense of travelling to meetings. However, many people may be completely unaware of new call charges affecting the amount of money spent on conference call services, particularly if they are […]
It’s a challenge faced by most employers at some point in their career. Your business is up and running, and you’ve brought a host of talented staff on board; now it’s time to keep their motivation and productivity levels high. Interestingly, new research conducted by CV-Library has revealed that the answer could be simpler than […]
The term ‘digital natives’ was coined in 2001 by Marc Presky in reference to those ‘born after 1980, when social digital technologies first came online. Digital natives all have access to networked digital technologies. And they all have the skills to use them.
Posted on 17th November 2015 in Home Working.
As the definition of flexible working broadens, many people are being granted permission to work from home, allowing them more flexibility and a solution to the ever growing costs of childcare Working from home – while watching the children – works well for some people; however, it’s not ideal for others. Everyone needs to try […]
Some business will always be conducted face-to-face. You can’t get your car repaired by email after all. But new technology means that even complex work tasks can now be completed remotely. Plus, the law has adapted to allow more people to request flexible working. Should small firms embrace this trend, and save money and hassle […]
There are a number of factors that affect the quality of output when working from home. The main culprit is of course, procrastination. In a home environment, distractions manifest in household pets, children, or the simple temptation of strolling to the fridge in your pyjamas for last night’s lasagne.
From the 30th June 2014 every employee was given the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks of employment service. Before this, the right only applied to parents of children under the age of 17 (or 18 if the child was disabled) and certain carers. This flexibility has offered more of us the […]
According to the Office of National Statistics, 4.2 million Brits work from home. That’s 13.9% of the total UK working population and a half a million increase since 2007. This means that, as a manager, you’re more likely than ever to be managing a geographically dispersed team. This brings a whole new set of […]
Organisations are failing to capitalise on the potential for remote and home working to improve performance and efficiency, with widespread poor communication and working practices among remote teams, research by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) has found.
The latest ONS figures comparing productivity levels between countries provided a reminder that the UK needs to make fundamental changes in order to retain our competitiveness on the international stage. The figures showed that the UK was the least productive nation of the G7 in 2014, lagging by the highest level relative to its peers […]
With flexible working on the rise and more people eager to work at least some of the time at home, how can businesses make home working work for them? What are the benefits to business and how, practically, should you go about introducing it?
The number of Britons taking advantage of the burgeoning market for contractors and freelancers is growing. It’s the result of people wishing to break away from corporate life to be their own boss, earn more and strike a better work-life balance, all from the comfort of their own home.