[ 17 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

More and more small businesses are turning to Paralegals to help with a variety of legal issues. According to Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of NALP, most Paralegals offer a great service, at a fraction of the cost of a solicitor or barrister, but it is still worth checking that you are using a registered practitioner.  Here is her advice on how to check:

If they do not work for a solicitor or barrister, then you should ensure that they are a member of a professional body such as NALP (National Association …

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[ 19 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Quitting your office job and setting up your own home-based company is the dream for many working parents. Its affords far greater flexibility of hours and makes you your own boss. But with more and more people opting to go it alone, it is of ever greater importance that you ensure your new business is able to snag new potential customers at every opportunity. There are a number of easy ways you can shape up the way your company runs to help improve business. Here we take a look at …

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[ 17 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

More and more small businesses are turning to Paralegals to help with a variety of legal issues. According to Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of NALP, most Paralegals offer a great service, at a fraction of the cost of a solicitor or barrister, but it is still worth checking that you are using a registered practitioner.  Here is her advice on how to check:

If they do not work for a solicitor or barrister, then you should ensure that they are a member of a professional body such as NALP (National Association …

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[ 15 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Companies with high levels of staff satisfaction perform better financially, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
The study examined the effect of staff satisfaction on corporate performance using employees’ online reviews of where they work.
Writing in the journal Economic Letters, the researchers from Norwich Business School say that firms rated highly by their current employees in terms of satisfaction achieve greater financial performance compared to firms characterised by low levels of employee satisfaction.
They add that this association between employee satisfaction and corporate performance indicates that employees’ …

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[ 10 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Is your website delivering the customers you hoped it would? No? Then Tim Butler, Founder of Innovation Visual says you need to action these 10 steps to boost its performance:
Know your numbers
How many visitors does your website get every month? How many leads does it generate?
Are people filling out contact forms and clicking on phone numbers? Without having access to the correct information, you will be completely in the dark and won’t know how many real potential customers are on your website and how well your website converts.
Improve your search …

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[ 8 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Have you recently started a brand new business, or perhaps you’re still in the planning phase and getting ready to open the doors to your new venture? Are you looking for tips and advice on how to ensure you take every step possible to guarantee the success of your new business? All too often, people focus on the big things to aid in the success of the business, and while those factors are certainly important, there are also a lot of smaller aspects to be aware of. In fact, sometimes, …

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[ 8 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Staff who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of being off sick more frequently and for longer, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Stockholm University.
Sickness absence is a major health concern for organisations and important contributing factors are found in the work environment. For example, low job control and decision-making opportunities have previously been shown to increase the likelihood of sick leave.
A relatively new determinant of employee health is their perception of fairness in the work place, known as …

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[ 3 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]
Human jobs that will be done by AI and robots in the coming decade

We are already experiencing the impact of AI and robots Here are some jobs that are likely to be transformed or eliminated completely by 2030 through the use AI and robotics

Entrepreneurs / Leaders – Instead of looking for human partners and employees, entrepreneurs might increasingly scout for the combination of AI systems that would match his/her personality profile and range of business needs better. One-person businesses could be more common as artificial general intelligence materializes – enabling the growth of fully automated Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) which have literally …

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[ 1 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Half of parents in the UK with a child aged five or under are reluctant to have more children due to the cost of childcare, despite recent Government initiatives to support them financially, according to Killik & Co, the independently-owned investment house.
In The Real Cost of Childcare Report (the full report can be accessed here), Killik & Co – which has been advising clients on how to save, plan and invest for almost 30 years – highlights couples with a child under five are spending £6,500 a year on childcare …

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[ 24 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

We’d just like to say a big thank you for following and supporting us this year and we hope you will continue to pop back in the coming year to see what else Family Friendly Working has to offer you.
Have a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year break
 

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[ 22 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

Almost two thirds of mums are interested in retraining and 58% have considered setting up their own business, according to Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey.
The transition to parenthood brings huge upheaval and the survey of over 2,300 mums shows how many are considering leaving their jobs or sector as a result of becoming parents.
The biggest reason by far given for considering starting a business or franchise is the need for greater flexibility – 36% said this. Others reasons given were wanting to be their own boss [15%] and that they had always wanted to set …