Author: notdesker

Working from Home, with Kids.

Working remotely is a distinct professional skill. As with any other professional skill — like public speaking, or negotiations, or financial analysis — it’s built over time, and through experience, personal reflection, desire for...

Acas study calls for higher take-up of flexible working

A report published this week by Acas calls for more flexible working for parents returning to work after parental leave as a way to tackle gender inequality, The report, Flexible Working for Parents Returning...

Call for more flexible work in Scotland

When people are able to happily combine home and work life they are much more likely to be engaged, motivated and productive at work – giving it their all. A report by recruitment agency Timewise...

How not to hold a Video Conference

Video Conferencing is now a part of every flexible workplace. It can be an invaluable tool for communication with remote teams. But the technology has to be reliable, or you could find yourself in...

Remote Working in the IT Sector

The flexibility  to work remotely  is nothing new in the IT sector. As new technology continues to make telecommuting and online collaboration more effective, this way of working looks set to become even more...

Flexible Working at Genesis

  Genesis Housing Association is an organisation which embraces flexible and remote working through their Smart Working policy. With over 1300 staff in London, Essex, Hertfordshire, and East Anglia, the ability to communicate and...

Is flexible working good for you?

The benefits of flexible working have been documented in numerous studies. Greater productivity, better work-life balance, reduced office and travel costs, these are all widely recognised. But what about the downside? This article in...

Flexible working shouldn’t mean “Always On”

  A survey of 2,000 workers carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found two out of five regularly dealt with texts or emails outside working hours. Almost one in five said it...