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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Flexible firms report profit boost
Businesses are experiencing increased profits after implementing flexible working, according to a study by Vodafone. The mobile communications company surveyed 8,000 business professionals in 10 countries and found that 75% have introduced flexible working policies and use technology to allow… Read More ›
Code ‘turns smart work into science’
The Cabinet Office and business standards company BSI have launched a smart working code of practice for public, private and not-for-profit organisations. The ‘PAS 3000’ standard provides a strategic framework for modernising working practices across HR, property and technology. It… Read More ›
Zero hours – bad flexibility?
The number of workers who say they are on zero hours contracts has risen to 801,000, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said this is up 104,000 on last year, prompting widespread criticism of the contracts, which… Read More ›
Salary still tops flexibility
Flexible working conditions may be important to candidates when evaluating jobs, but other factors such as salary, career progression, benefits and office culture are higher priority, says recruiter totaljobs. While 24% of 4,000 candidates surveyed named flexibility as a priority,… Read More ›
‘Tipping point reached’
The UK is on the verge of a mobile working tipping point, with academics predicting more than half the organisations in the UK will have adopted it by 2017. This figure will rise to over 70% by 2020, according to… Read More ›