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  • Flexible working: what a way to make a living

    Tony Glass, UK and EMEA general manager for e-learning provider Skillsoft, says employers have many reasons to embrace flexibility in the post-nine-to-five environment. Over the past few years, the growing influence of technology has had a profound impact on our… Read More ›

  • Remote work ‘threatens office atmosphere’

    Flexible working is damaging the office environment, according to research by a facilities firm. Direct365 said almost one in three UK workers believe the growing number of flexible work options is having a detrimental affect on the atmosphere in their… Read More ›

  • Four ways to flex

    There are countless ways to implement flexible working. Peter Ames, head of strategy for Office Genie, takes a look at four inspirational flexible workplace policies. Almost two years ago every worker in the UK was granted the right to request… Read More ›

  • Millennial parents face work-family burnout

    Millennial parents are struggling to maintain work and family commitments, according to the 2016 Modern Families Index. The Index, published by charity Working Families and Bright Horizons, found that 78% of millennial parents (those aged 16-35) work full time. Millennial… Read More ›

  • Working Families launches 2016 awards

    The annual Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards are now open to entries from UK businesses of all sizes. The awards celebrate employers that offer exceptional flexible, agile and family-friendly working practices. Winners in 2015 included Deloitte for its… Read More ›

  • Conference calls – the hidden cost

    Kieron James, board member of the Federation of Communications Services (FCS), warns of recently-introduced charges that could lead to unexpectedly high bills when dialling into conference calls. For the estimated four million Britons working flexibly, dialling into a conference call… Read More ›

  • Flexible Boss partners UC Expo

    Flexible Boss will act as a media partner for this year’s UC EXPO – the unified communications and collaboration event. Taking place on 19-20 April at London’s Olympia, the free to attend event will be packed with technology and techniques… Read More ›

  • Flexible working – what it takes to be successful

    Six years after it began its flexibility journey, Vodafone UK’s head of enterprise services Tony Bailey explains how the company changed its culture and boosted productivity. Productivity in the UK has come under the spotlight following news that the nation’s… Read More ›

  • Preparing for the future

    Executive MBA programmes are becoming more flexible – leveraging distance learning and preparing business leaders for the collaborative future, says Michael Desiderio, executive director of the Executive MBA Council. As today’s business leaders face the constant pressure of having to… Read More ›

  • The holiday juggling act

    Richard Morris, chief executive of Evans Easyspace, says flexible workspace can help keep the business ticking over in holiday periods. The reality for many SMEs and entrepreneurs is that holidays require a juggling act between relaxation and ensuring that results… Read More ›