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Smart Working Technology for Small Business

  Flexible and remote working allows entrepreneurs to source talent from anywhere in the world and gives their employees the freedom they need to be productive and work from anywhere. But for the flexible...

September Roundup

Here is the roundup of September’s online articles on flexible and remote working: The Financial Times has an editorial on the need for companies to plan and implement more flexible and agile working practices...

Retain Staff With Flexible Working

A recent survey for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that aside from staff pay, firms are more likely to increase their investment in training, and introduce more flexible working practices, in order to...

The business case for agile working

Agile working…. means our people are more likely to be engaged and stay with us for the long term. Deloitte UK and Timewise have collaborated to produce a report “A Manifesto for Change: A Modern Workplace...

5 Ways Telecommuting Helps the Planet

The number of workers telecommuting has increased rapidly over the past 5 years. This doesn’t just benefit people through a better work-life balance, or companies with happier staff and lower office costs. It also...

Mixing Generations

One aspect of flexible working practice which is often overlooked is the different preferences across generations. There can be an assumption that younger workers – especially with young families – have a greater desire...

Remote Working and Distance Learning

The increase in remote working can lead to a gap in the provision of training. Organisations can no longer rely completely on the classroom as the place to develop their staff. Equally, eLearning on...

Does your workplace have “second office syndrome” ?

We must  reposition work as something we do, not somewhere we go A new report from Citrix has found that remote working may hurt productivity by making employees feel disconnected, if they do not...