The keys to creating a flexi-working culture

The keys to creating a flexi-working culture

Not too long ago flexi-working had a science fiction feel to it. The idea of doing your whole job away from your desk or even in a different country seemed laughable. The office was where work happened and that is all there was to it. These days it is...
Who’s for tea?

Who’s for tea?

A study by Tetley of 2,000 workers found that 44 per cent believe they are too busy to take a tea break, and one in five don’t take tea breaks in case their boss thinks they are slacking. This is worrying news for Tetley and I’m sure they’ll start lobbying to bring...
Working from home – a great opportunity that can get abused

Working from home – a great opportunity that can get abused

Most of us are used to “Martini” working now – (any time, any place anywhere…) and it’s all made possible by modern technology. The TUC has made headlines with its analysis that now 4.2 million people in Britain work from home, an increase of over 800,000 since 2005....
How hard it is to keep your employees happy?

How hard it is to keep your employees happy?

Recently I was asked for my top employee retention tips. Here they are… Keeping the right people starts with getting recruitment right. This is the first and one of the key messages in Jim Collins’ book “From Good To Great”. Bring in the right people, train,...