Working From Home

Working and Living Together: How It Feels When You and Your Boyfriend Work From Home

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

My boyfriend and I are two of the four million Britons now working from home. I am a writer, whilst he is a graphic designer. We both work freelance and so have irregular hours. We live together in a one-bedroom flat in Sheffield. Oh, and we have a cat.

The Perks and Perils of Working From Home

Claire Broadley | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Broadley

Over the years, people have told me that working from home is more stressful than working in their office. Their number one concern is a drop in productivity. Distractions drain your energy at the best of times, but when your boss is looking over your shoulder, you can feel an immense pressure to get things done.

Taking on the World, All From a Garden Office!

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

I still run my business from home and never once has the fact that my office is based in my back garden been a barrier to achieving new clients or new global licensing deals. Your office address is just words on the bottom of your headed notepaper or your invoice. What really counts isn't where you conduct your business, but how you conduct it.

Telecommuting Top Tips: How to Ask Your Boss

Jayne Morris | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Jayne Morris

Successful change requires trust. If you can prove to your boss that flexi-working will enable you to be equally, if not more productive, then not only is it possible to have her support you in a new way of working, but you can also inspire others to follow your lead and become a catalyst for much-needed corporate change.

Why the UK Needs to Harness the Homeworking Revolution

Stephanie Wilson | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Stephanie Wilson

Sectors that require seasonal working such travel and leisure can also harness the benefits of homeworking. This has happened in the United States, where students, in particular, have embraced homeworking in the summer and Christmas holiday period. We certainly feel Europe and the UK in particular has yet to benefit fully from drawing on these additional resources.

Mobilising the Workforce Securely

Chris Boorman | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

Today's workforce no longer expects to be kept within the confines of the four walls of the office; people expect to be able to work from home and on the go and if their employers won't provide them with the technology to do so, they'll simply use their own. Unfortunately, this has opened a can of security worms for IT departments worldwide.

Should We All Be Forced to Work From Home?

Michael Grant | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Grant

If we were all forced to work from home, we would collectively benefit in ways that are often overlooked. I propose a notion to flip the idea of work on its head - because work is a thing you do and not a place you go.

Meyer's Misguided Attempt to Turn the Flexi-Working Clock Back

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK
Geraldine Gallacher

I was taken aback last week, to put it mildly, by the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Meyer's take on flexible working. It struck me as being an enormously retrograde step, based on mistaken views, and doubly puzzling coming both from the boss of a technology firm and someone who has at other times been a beacon for equality and forward thinking.

Fares Fair: Flexible Ticketing and Rebates for Commuters Working from Home

Roger Evans | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

Commuters should have the option of, for example, buying a three-day per week Travelcard. This would make part-time working more affordable for commuters and should encourage those who are able to work from home to do so more often.

Sheryl Sandberg Says 'Lean In' and Marissa Mayer says 'Come In'

Shannon Edwards | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

Frankly I hope that, in the future, we can create a work ecosystem that is flexible, supportive, focused on results and values all different backgrounds and skills. One woman (or man)'s 'having it all' is another's worst nightmare.

What Do Cab Drivers, Carpenters And Farmers Have In Common? (VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Figures from the Office of National Statistics have confirmed that more people are self employed today than at any time since the start of the recessi...

Your Day, Your Way: Personalising Your Career From Your Own Home

Tim Stone | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Stone

So how can you make the move from office worker to flexible worker as smooth as possible? First of all, some basic advice: you need to make sure your working environment is as hospitable for productivity as possible.

It's Snow Joke - Recent Weather Highlights Need for More Flexible Working Practices

Scott Dodds | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech
Scott Dodds

With up to one in three UK workers unable to make it to the office in last week's heavy snow, many must have had pause for reflection and asked themselves whether this is the only way to work. with the snow melting and a proportion of the country under the threat of flooding, the answer is staring us in the face.

Diary of a Freelancer: Week 1

Jayne Gorman | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Gorman

I've left my job as an in house social media manager to make it on my own. Expectation levels are high but the person putting the most pressure on me is me. To others what I have already achieved in these early days looks like success, to me it is just the start.

Someone Tell Stephanie Flanders - It's Us Notworking Folk Holding Up the Employment Numbers

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

Once in a while, Twitter throws up something that grabs my attention. Take Stephanie Flanders for instance, BBC economics editor. "A 501,000 rise in employment in 2 yrs when the economy is supposed to have not grown at all. What on earth is going on?"

Techonology Can Improve Youth Unemployment

Annika Small | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech
Annika Small

There's no doubt that policy makers, youth workers, and other professionals in this space have worked tirelessly to offer solutions to youth unemployment. However, in reviewing the outcomes of these efforts, from the Work Programme to apprenticeships, it's clear that these initiatives are not going far enough to change the fortunes of Britain's younger generation.

Working From Home Tougher Than The Office

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People who work from home may be within walking distance to their bed, but according to a recent study, that is probably a good thing because home-wor...