Working From Home

Working From Home With A Toddler

James Hopes | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
James Hopes

Working in a proper office can be a challenge at times, but working from home with a toddler is akin to trying to walk a tightrope, which has been greased with lard, without a stick, in front of 4000 people, above a pit of tigers, wearing a blindfold, with no legs

When It Comes To Remote Working, Home Comforts Win Every Time

Tim Stone | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Stone

When you think of 'remote working' what comes to mind? People on laptops working in cafes, perhaps? It might surprise you to learn that Brits actually prefer to work from home, in a personal office space or communal environment than from a café.

Freelance Life (AKA Doing Everything)

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Francesca Nand

Working for yourself from home, in charge of your time, no daily commute, answering to no-one, jetting off abroad as often as possible... sounds good doesn't it? But what we don't advertise about freelance life is the amount of work that goes into, well, generating work in the first place.

Working From Home Does Not Mean Not Working

Kate Appleton | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Appleton

I urge everyone who knows anybody, or bear in mind that you will probably come across someone in the future, who works from home to just take a second before you comment that life 'must be one big prosecco fuelled day time drinking party' and instead just pipe down or simply ask them how was their day?

How To Keep Sane Working From Home

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

It is the ultimate holy grail of many parents, to be able to work from home. We all see the adverts on Facebook offering a "laptop lifestyle" and with beautiful young women tapping away in gorgeous houses and I am sure I am not the only one who has a knowing smile.

The Video Of Kids Interrupting Their Dad On Live TV Isn't Funny... It's Sad

Jay McCarthy | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jay McCarthy

"Pardon me", says Professor Kelly as he closes his eyes and pauses, in an attempt perhaps to pretend none of this is happening. Meanwhile, their mother grabs the older child by the arm and unceremoniously yanks her onto the floor, before dragging her and the baby walker towards the door.

Seven Things You Only Know If You're A Professional Voiceover

Emma Clarke | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Emma Clarke

1. You don't leave the house for days on end. I work from my home studio (a converted lavatory) so spend a lot of time stuck inside my house. It's a b...

How To: Work From F**king Home

Cara Mackay | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cara Mackay

In among the spilt cat food and three day old wet washing you think: 'fuck, I've got that quote to do before 9am, follow up with that customer from yesterday, check the financial reports and get back to that guy who wants me to do some event thing...'

Employers Should Take the Idea of Working From Home More Seriously

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

If there's something any business owner will tell you, it's that running a business is expensive and it's only getting more so. One of the biggest ove...

Working From Home - My Top Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Colyer

Set an alarm for a normal waking up time. Waking up swaddled in your sumptuously soft duvet, the groggy morning haze streaming through the window and the world waking up around you, makes it hard to get up.

Why Wearing Pyjamas All Day Is Fine...

Samantha Baines | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Yes, it is alright for some (without going into the fact that being self-employed is actually quite challenging), it's alright for me Mr. Delivery Man because I proudly wear my pyjamas during the day and here is why: Pyjamas are comfy.

Working From Home: The Good, The Bad and the Gluttony

Sian Hughes | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

This week, I've been mostly thinking about the pros and cons of working from home, which I'd like to share. I'll begin with the bad news...

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

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 07.12.2014 | 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 23.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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.