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[ 3 May 2019 | No Comment ]

According to experts, remote work will become one of the major business trends of 2019. The concept of the office has changed over the last decade as employees seek a better work/life balance, and it is expected that 50% of the workforce will be able to work remotely by 2020. The biggest benefit felt by employees regarding remote working is their ability to manage and structure their own time – 65% of employees believe they are more productive working from home. Additionally, the widespread use of the Internet means that …

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[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s a hard balancing act. On one hand, there’s your responsibilities as a parent. On the other, it’s the demands of a full-time job. But it’s also a big ask to make the jump from regular paid employment to going freelance so you can fit work around your family. Despite this, there has been a massive rise in the number of freelance parents – particularly mothers – in the UK.
So, why is it now becoming more popular for parents to work for themselves?
Flexible Hours
For freelance parents, a major benefit …

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[ 9 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

With solicitors and barristers charging upwards of £150 per hour, many people are now turning to Paralegals who can do much the same as a solicitor or barrister (with a few exceptions) but for a fraction of the cost. Paralegals are currently a growth area with lots of demand for their services.
So, if you are considering setting up your own Paralegal practice, Amanda Hamilton of the National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP) has some advice on what you should – and should not – be doing.
Paralegals are not statutorily regulated …

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[ 2 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

It might just be a case of ‘the grass is greener on the other side’, but according to a new survey from furniture@work,  66% of people surveyed would prefer to work from home. I’ve worked mainly from home for the last fifteen years, and it’s not all roses, but I can empathise with some of the issues that the survey found. 38% of those surveyed said the most annoying thing about working in an office is “too many distractions”, 17% specified their colleagues, 14% the workload  and 14%  the temperature! …

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[ 28 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]
Career change tips from Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington

Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington is encouraging Britons who aren’t happy in their job to follow in her footsteps and make a career switch. This comes after new research reveals the UK is home to millions of unsatisfied workers, as 63% of us don’t love our jobs. This has led to 39% of people now considering going back to college and undertaking further training to help them get their dream job. However almost a third of people fear they’re too old to switch sectors, and a further one in …

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[ 11 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]

We’ve all experienced an annoying coworker; the person in the office who clears their throat endlessly, pounds their keyboard too loudly or is oblivious to how pungent their fish lunch is. And as for the guy who has his iPhone turned up too loud, well… simmering resentment towards these individuals is an inevitable result of spending the day in close proximity to strangers.  But while it is essential to learn to navigate their behaviour in a healthy way, it’s even more important to avoid actually becoming one of them.
To help …

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[ 7 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]

When you’re a parent, having a job that allows you to work flexibly is a must. You want to fit your work around your family, not the other way round, and be able to free up time whenever you need it to look after the kids. According to recent Citizens Advice statistics, parents make up just over half of all part-time self-employed people of working age in the UK, highlighting just how popular the freelance lifestyle has become.
If you’re looking to achieve a better work-life balance and increase your …

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[ 21 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]

Working from home is perhaps the most family-friendly working arrangement available. It allows parents the flexibility to manage their work commitments while still spending plenty of precious time with their children. With more and more companies waking up to the benefits of flexible working and allowing their employees the freedom to work from home, more workers are discovering that simply setting up your laptop at the kitchen table doesn’t cut the mustard as a long-term solution. If you’re serious about working from home on a full-time basis, or if you’re …

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[ 4 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]

If you work in a hazardous environment, is your eye protection up to date? Whether you are employed or self employed, read on to fin out how to look after your eyes at work

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[ 18 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

Whilst every family is different, there are several common issues faced by working parents. Here are some of the top problems that crop up time and time again for working parents, and we look at why they are such big issues for us all and how to tackle them.
Flexibility
There are limited roles that fit around school hours, and those that do don’t tend to pay particularly well.  The popularity recently for zero-hour contracts and shift working with days and hours changing weekly can make it hard to find a …