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Flexible Working

The Flexible Working archive. Articles and guides regarding flexible work arrangements such as working from home, hybrid work patterns, and changing hours of work. Also includes updates on legislation and codes of practice around this topic.

Employing & managing staff

Flexible working from day one – what it means for SMEs

The Government is pressing ahead with a consultation to give everyone the right to request flexible working from the first day in a job

Business management

Four-day week – how it could boost your small business

As the debate heats up again, we explore the good and bad in the 4-day working week – and chat to businesses who have trialled it themselves

Productivity Zone

Working from home – How to manage your time and increase productivity

E-commerce expert Simon Horton shares his tips for successful time management when working at home, something that many of us may find us doing for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak.

Better Business

How to enable mobile working in the modern workplace

Ninety per cent of highly engaged staff – those who make your business profitable – want to choose where they work. Which means providing laptops so they can work remotely

Office & home working

Top tips for finding your first office space

Here, we look at the perks of serviced offices, often seen as a flexible option for young businesses.

Productivity Zone

Flex space: why your office is the key to boosting productivity

The concept of flexible working can be traced back to the 1960s – and one of its pioneers should surprise you. Businesses shouldn’t be afraid to flex, says Tom Carroll

Better Business

The small business office in 2050

Here, Neil Atkinson explores the prospect of working practices changing beyond recognition over the next few decades.

Office & home working

Small Business Q&A with Sanj Mahal, CEO and Founder of AndCo

There's now another option for freelancers when working away from home. Here, we talk to AndCo's founder and try out the platform ourselves.

Employing & managing staff

Managing shift work: How a business should address its staffing needs

There are many complexities associated with managing a shift-based workforce, which can cripple a business if not managed well. Christian Brøndum of Planday discusses how your business can address them effectively.

Business Technology

How the right technology can transform your business

Technology can be a major help in improving staff wellbeing and boosting your business. Chris Costello of Sync explains which tech you can use to move things forward.

Management

Is flexible working more valuable to employees than a pay rise?

Flexible working could be more important to employees than a pay rise in 2018, says Adrian Lewis, Activ Absence.

Outlook

Half of the UK workforce to work remotely by 2020

New report collated by OddsMonkey shows that flexi-time and offering to let staff work remotely is a good motivator.

Partner content

Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?