In the eyes of the manager

Freddie Alves, managing director at Talking Talent, says structure is needed to de-risk flexible working for managers. A manager within a Financial Services firm said to me at a recent focus group: “I don’t really care if the person reporting… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Managing remote teams

    Struggling with the practicalities of managing remote and distributed teams? Listen to our interview with a company founder who is making it work. Flexible Boss editor Heather Greig-Smith interviews Chris Mair, one of the founding partners of technology company DADI+ which… Read More ›

  • Staying connected

    Increased flexible or agile working means more and more people are in danger of experiencing isolation. Colin Stuart, managing director of Baker Stuart, explains what needs to be done to keep remote workers connected. Despite the unquestionable advantages associated with… Read More ›

  • Building an effective global talent attraction strategy

    A remote workforce can be one of the keys to attracting and retaining standout talent, says Jennifer Locklear, chief people and culture officer for global talent solutions company WilsonHCG. The case for virtual or remote working has been an ongoing… Read More ›

  • Can lawyers work flexibly?

    It can be difficult to achieve flexible working within law firms, where the long working hour culture prevails. But with more people looking for a better work-life balance, some firms are moving away from traditional practices and are offering more flexibility…. Read More ›

  • Shared parental leave take-up ‘only 1%’?

    Take-up of shared parental leave has been low and women are reluctant to share their leave, according to a survey of parents and HR directors. The Women’s Business Council and My Family Care published a survey to mark the year… Read More ›

  • Adapt to thrive

    Companies can and should equip their teams to handle tasks flexibly, says Jesper Frederiksen, Vice President, EMEA, at e-signature provider Docusign. “A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall”. The roots of this quote can be… Read More ›

  • Productivity and the work environment

    The right tools and environment can have as much impact on productivity as internal factors, says Richard Morris, chief executive at Evans Easyspace. He shares four tips to help you and your staff stay focused.  When we’re not making good… Read More ›

  • Flexibility key to ending gender pay gap

    Flexible working for all lies at the heart of eliminating the gender pay gap, according to a report published by a Select Committee. The cross-party committee of MPs was critical of the government’s approach in many areas and called for… Read More ›

  • Making remote working a success

    Leading and managing remote teams is an essential skill for the agile workplace but can feel intimidating. To get to grips with how to succeed, join our free online session on Wednesday 11 May. Flexible Boss editor Heather Greig-Smith will… Read More ›