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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...

Mum’s the Word for Flexible Working

  We need a societal shift to embrace flexible working as the ‘norm’ and not the exception. Kathryn Tyler, Digital Mums A new study from Digital Mums and the Centre for Economics and Business...

Staying on the Radar

  One of the issues facing remote workers is how to ensure that their work is visible even when they are not. Being out of sight can lead to becoming out of mind, both...

8 Essentials for Flexible Working

Making a success of flexible working doesn’t just mean giving people a laptop and shooing them out of the office. Organisations need to plan, and put in place the tools, culture, and support to...

Telecommuting continues to rise

The popularity of Telecommuting continues to increase, according to data gathered by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com . Their latest report shows that: 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework...