Working while on holiday is the new normal, claims study

Two thirds of business leaders have admitted that they check their work emails while on holiday and three quarters have taken or made a work call, according to a new survey into summer working habits by The Institute of Leadership & Management. The Institute’s new research found that 65 per …

High skill women dominate surge in freelance work

A 334,000 (63 percent) rise in highly-skilled female freelancers has driven the UK’s freelance revolution over the last 10 years according to new research from IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed. The increase takes the number of senior-level women freelancing in the UK to 863,000. The professions …

Uncertain times demand a new approach to strategic people management

Is the management of people in organisations today really about growing the long-term value of an employers’ most important asset in an increasing uncertain and skills-short labour market? Or is it more to do with continuing to drive costs down and shareholder returns up; and meeting the bare minimum standards …

How to Pick the Best Broadband Package for Your Combined Home & Business Needs

The current world demands that we use the internet in one way or another. Everything can be accessed online including education, entertainment and even business transactions. A suitable broadband is therefore needed to achieve the best results. Listed below are some of the factors one should consider when selecting a …

HOK publishes new research report on the changing shape of the insurance workplace

HOK’s WorkPlace group has released The New Insurance Workplace (registration required), a report which sets out to examine the forces reshaping the insurance industry and how workplace design can position these companies for success. The report’s concludes that insurance firms take pride in their conservative approach to risk management and traditional business …

How to start a consulting business on a $0 budget

With technology changing where and how we work, freelance businesses are growing by the day. If you’ve ever wondered how to start a consulting business of your own, you’re far from alone. For instance, in the U.K. where I’m from, 96 percent of our businesses are considered micro businesses and …

How to coordinate your remote workforce using webinar technology

In this day and age, even a smaller business can have a workforce spread out over various parts of the world. While there are plenty of ways to coordinate your efforts in that situation, nothing beats webinar technology. A key factor in the popularity of webinar technology is it provides …

How To Choose Accounting Software For Your Business!!

In the old days, maintaining the books for a business meant recording figures in a paper ledger. Not anymore. Today, businesses of all sizes use accounting software to track their revenue, as well as to forecast sales and manage inventory. Business accounting software greatly reduces the potential for human error …

Multi-Unit Franchisees Share How They Handle Staffing

Multi-Unit Franchisees Share How They Handle Staffing Franchisees with multiple locations need a large number of employees to keep their businesses running smoothly. How do they handle hiring, training and problem employees? Three of them reveal their handling of this vital aspect of business. How do you hire and fire? …