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[ 30 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Striking a balance between feeling cool and looking stylish for work during summer is easier said than done. With the recent spate of hot weather, travelling on the Underground and other railway networks at this time of year can be a laborious, uncomfortable affair. Many of us reach the office feeling anything but fresh-faced and squeaky-clean.
The real dilemma lies in dressing for warm weather without showing too much skin. As a result, we can end up staring blankly and bewildered at our wardrobe’s contents because nothing seems to fulfil 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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[ 21 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

More business owners are swapping rigid 9-5 schedules and traditional office environments in favour of flexible space and remote working as an option for saving costs, retaining employees and encouraging a healthy work-life balance. With this in mind, Instant Offices investigates what industries are leading the way for remote working and how to overcome the typical challenges of managing a remote team.
A 2016 study conducted by Vodafone involving 8,000 global employees and employers found that three-quarters of companies worldwide have already switched to flexible working options. 61% believe that it had increased …

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[ 12 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Being able to work from home is a blessing to many people. It’s a perk not having to commute to and from work, having a better work-life balance and the fun experience of becoming an interior designer for your own office. If you are looking to set up a home office for the first time, or want to revamp your existing space, here are a few key considerations.
Firstly, consider what sort of office you want. Do you want quirky or prefer more sophisticated? Browsing the internet for inspiration is a …

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[ 25 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Whether it is time for a complete career change or you are trying to get back into the workplace after some time out, searching for a new job can often seem very daunting. Maybe you have some hours to kill with the kids being now back to school, or you just needed to take some time out to reconsider your options; making the decision to return to work is actually the hardest part of the process.
Taking a course, with leading online course provider AVADO, might be a way to help …

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[ 13 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

The nation’s employees believe work now takes up 42 per cent of their life, according to research.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of 2,000 adults in employment and found we all want more downtime.
Half of those polled agreed waking up in the morning and dreading the day ahead at work is a sure-sign you need to address your work-life balance.
And one third agreed struggling to sleep and finding yourself regularly in a bad mood are other common signs.
In an ideal world, employees agreed a dream existence would see adults dedicating …

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[ 18 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Freelancing, and by extension, having the ability to work from home rather than an office is a dream for many. While it’s not the utopia that everyone believes it is, working from home can be extremely comfortable and productive if done correctly. It’s important to separate the wheat from the chaff – in this case, setting potential distractions firmly apart from everything that is going to make your working space a productivity powerhouse.
Is it easy? Not always. Freelancing will constantly require, first and foremost, a herculean amount of willpower to …

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[ 7 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]

A third of Britain’s side hustlers have admitted withholding their earnings from HMRC according to OddsMonkey.
New research commissioned by Oddsmonkey reveals that Brits are using side hustles to help cover the cost of living.
As the annual inflation rate doubled from 1.2% to 3.1% in the past year1, the average monthly wage of £1538.97 is not enough to cover the cost of living for almost a quarter of Brits (24%).
Because of this, 25% of working employees have resorted to a side hustle to earn extra money with 36% of those having 3 or …

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[ 25 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Some people never seem to tire of bemoaning that we live in a health and safety conscious society. However, awareness of health and safety issues at work is important in ensuring workers rights. We are currently living much safer lives in all areas than our ancestors have. We all now go to work safe in the knowledge that we are protected from needless danger while working, but for health and safety to be effective, workers also need to remain mindful of the most common workplace dangers and how they can …

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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 …