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  • Running on remote control

    Technology company DADI+ is run on an entirely remote basis. Founding partner Chris Mair talks to Flexible Boss about the reasons for this approach and how it works in practice. Chris Mair (left) with co-founders Will Lebens (centre) and Joseph Denne…. 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 ›

  • Black Horse goes home

    Corrie Newport, senior manager in New Business & Fleet Operations at Lloyds’ Black Horse Finance, explains how creative thinking and home working is paying dividends. In 2013 improvement works were taking place in St William House, Cardiff, the building where… Read More ›

  • Optimising staff hours – the hidden benefits

    When did you last look at your shift patterns? Robert Ayers, group customer account manager at Imperago, says there are hidden benefits to proactive planning. Do your current shift patterns really meet the requirements of your business? When did you… Read More ›

  • Workplace on ‘collision course’

    Workplaces are failing to keep pace with the changing needs and expectations of families says Working Families chief executive Sarah Jackson. Hardly a day goes by without a new headline about the ‘millennial’ generation. But should we believe the hype?… Read More ›

  • Legal view: part-time holiday pay

    How should holiday entitlement be calculated when a part-time worker’s hours increase? Charlotte Taylor, employment solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, considers a recent case. In the recent case of Greenfield v The Care Bureau Ltd (C-219/14), the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”)… Read More ›

  • Futurists predict office environment

    Drone tea trays, ‘earth scrapers’ and robotic pets? Experts have been making predictions about how the world will look and function in the near and distant future, finds Heather Greig-Smith. Driverless car stackers, hologram receptionists, folding computers and robotic pets… 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 ›

  • “Boss, I want to work from home…”

    Small and medium-sized businesses can find the idea of flexible working daunting to manage. Employment lawyer Sarah Holmes gives her three golden rules for successful implementation. If you haven’t yet faced a flexible working request, 2016 could very well be… Read More ›

  • Office not required?

    How to make remote working a success Flexible Boss is pleased to announce the first in a series of online sessions debating the issues around agile working. Technology company DADI decided to dispense with offices for good. Listen to founding… Read More ›