When people consider the advantages of flexible working, inevitably thoughts tend to focus on the desire to achieve a better work/life balance, to spend more time with the family, after all, there’s more to life than work, work, work. Often the actual cost benefits of flexible working are overlooked. In […]

Well-being; the buzzword of the moment shows no sign of losing momentum anytime soon. And with 12.5 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17 – a cost of £6.5bn – to the economy, it’s an issue that can’t be ignored. The main work factors […]

Once upon a time… The architect of convention and regulation, the financial sector has long been been synonymous with excess, crazy hours and blurred boundaries between home and work life. In the early 2000’s however, when a new business model was presented, the industry took note of the ‘new’ flexible […]

The myth of flexible working only being for women with children, or a way to accommodate employees with parental responsibilities has largely been dispelled. Employees across the board are pulling their employers towards flexible working:   70% of millennials are now working flexibly [PWC: Reshaping The Workplace] 92% place flexibility […]

Jamal Hirani is the co-founder and President of Snatch inc – an exciting augmented reality gaming startup. A free to play, virtual treasure hunt, players find and then protect parcels hidden across the city in order to win some serious prizes (exotic holidays and even cash). Jamal and his co-founder […]

Ask most people what their idea of the ‘daily grind’ is and chances are you’ll get two common answers back: The 9 to 5; and The daily commute. The silly thing is that both these problems are, at best, arbitrary and outdated ideas. In 2017, we believe employers and employees […]

Back in the day, businesses were able to place an ad in the local paper, interview a couple of people and offer the best one the job there and then. How things have changed. From metric and competency tests to multiple interview stages, personality assessments, social meetups – a combination […]

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.” …So said the esteemed poet Robert Louis Stevenson. And the duty of making sure staff are all smiles lies with the business. It should be no surprise that those who are the happiest workers are those […]

Option 1: One finger in a standard, but nevertheless lovely, home-cooked apple pie. Familiar, warm and you know what you’re getting. Option 2: One finger in the apple pie, another in the dreamy soft-piped caramel tart and hang on, what about that magnificent blueberry swirl cheesecake over there? Spoilt for […]

Getting to know you: Well-being You’ll remember the viral story of Palo Alto CEO, Ben Congleton who praised his employee Madalyn Parker for first, taking a sick day to focus on her mental health and second, being vocal about it. In his eyes: “We’re paid to bring our brains to […]