Guest Blog: Working 9-5 - not the way to make a living
Sue Ratcliffe. Head of Client Services, alldayPA
We’re all familiar with Dolly Parton’s famous song ‘9 to 5’, a classic karaoke and dance floor hit, with those first few bars guaranteed to get your toe tapping. As a remarkably upbeat song, it’s easy to lose the message that Ms Parton is attempting to deliver - that being that working 9 - 5 is a rather dull, inflexible way of making a living. So with that in mind is the traditional working day bound to become obsolete?
UK’s Flexible Future, a route to increased productivity?
David Lennan. Chairman, Work Wise UK
UK working laws will change on 30th June 2014, giving all UK employees with six months continuous service the legal right to request flexible working, but despite all the press coverage and publicity heralding the changes, only half of SMB decision makers are aware of the new legislation.
Using video conferencing to enable remote and flexible working. [pdf]
Two TEFL employees share their stories [pdf]
'Experience day' website Wish.co.uk uses Powwownow conferencing facilities to enable flexible and remote working for its staff, suppliers and agencies across 4 countries. [pdf]
Recognising the need for change and a refresh of the workplace, Penguin Books sought to design and implement a strategy to reduce space and occupancy costs. [pdf]
As part of plans to expand their main site in west London, BSkyB were required to produce a travel plan that encouraged significant changes for the people based there. [pdf]
As the UK's largest employment site, with over 315 organisations and 72,000 staff based there, Heathrow Airport faces unique challenges.