A fairly recent term that is often used in the press is a GIG worker, but just what does this mean? According to one definition it is a “labour market characterised by the prevalence of short -term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs.” It’s estimated in the UK that five million people
Open plan offices can be a challenge to get right. A working environment designed to foster interaction and collaboration can also wreak havoc with productivity thanks to increased noise levels and the greater potential for interruption. However, with a bit of thought and planning, it’s possible to make sure your open plan office is a
We’ve probably all felt frustrated when we’ve had to sit through what feels like yet another pointless meeting. If you’ve ever felt that your time could be better spent on something else, you’d be right. Studies show that unnecessary meetings cost UK businesses over £191 billion a year, with the statistics showing just how much
One of the interesting retail phenomena to arise from the economic uncertainty of recent years is the pop-up business. From week-long clothes shops to months-old wine bars, and from traditional selling to innovative advertising, the pop-up business is a dynamic new presence in the world of retail, and one that looks set to continue. According
When you’re busy running a small business, keeping up with changes in employment law might seem challenging – but it’s vital to be aware of these updates, as you could risk a fine if you don’t. Here are the key changes that happened in April 2019 that your small business needs to know about. Minimum
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There are loads of great benefits to working from home. No commute; the hours you choose; working on the sofa in your pyjamas. Many of those who work this way would find it difficult to adjust to life in an office having tasted these kinds of freedoms. But as with anything, even this lifestyle has
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