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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...

Flexible doesn’t mean Less

There is still a misconception in many businesses that flexible working means part-time. But it doesn’t have to be a “one size fits all” policy, and isn’t restricted to one particular group of workers....

Flexible Working Taskforce Launched

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has set up a task-force to promote wider understanding and implementation of flexible working. This follows the publication of the Taylor Report into modern employment practices. The...