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How Co-Working Affects Your Employees

How Co-Working Affects Your Employees

Posted 07/07/2017

Coworking spaces are the hot new thing - but can they truly benefit your business? Here's exactly how coworking affects your employees so that you can decide. (This was published on behalf of Rachel Mendel, The Brew + Plus 1 communications) 

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  • Revealed: the real reasons Brits love being business owners

    Revealed: the real reasons Brits love be...

    Posted 20/03/2017

    The UK’s entrepreneurs share their favourite aspects of their role in a new online survey   British business owners say they love being their own boss and flexible working...

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  • Three actions to take for a more inclusive, gender equal workplace.

    Three actions to take for a more inclusi...

    Posted 09/03/2017

    Let's #BeBoldForChange! By Tracey Eker, CEO of Flexiworkforce. The female population of the UK stands at just under 51%. Congratulations ladies, we have a majority, but sadly, it’s...

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  • The Best Coworking Spaces in London: Part Two

    The Best Coworking Spaces in London: Par...

    Posted 13/02/2017 Read More
  • Revealed: Brits blame basic holiday allowance for their lack of productivity

    Revealed: Brits blame basic holiday allo...

    Posted 13/01/2017 Read More
  • What's ahead for businesses in 2017?

    What's ahead for businesses in 2017?

    Posted 22/12/2016

    The 2017 business landscape is going to be a whole lot different from any previous years.   Politically, 2016 will go down in the history books as the year things were shaken up....

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  • New year, New Career: Your guide to getting your dream job in 2017.

    New year, New Career: Your guide to gett...

    Posted 21/12/2016 Read More
  • Santa's Christmas Miracle: Flexible Working.

    Santa's Christmas Miracle: Flexible Work...

    Posted 20/12/2016 Read More
  • Diverse Recruitment: The Smartest Thing You Can Do For Your Business.

    Diverse Recruitment: The Smartest Thing...

    Posted 21/11/2016 Read More

Blogs Archive

  • Why more employers need to be 'Happy to Talk Flexible Working'.

    Why more employers need to be 'Happy to...

    Posted 07/10/2016

    Employers: Now is the time to be open to flexible working. By Tracey Eker, CEO of Flexiworkforce. The idea to start Flexiworkforce came when I decided to get back into work after taking a break to look after my 3 kids. I found it a huge challenge...

  • Inclusion: Employers you are still not listening.

    Inclusion: Employers you are still not...

    Posted 30/09/2016

    Are you doing enough to be an inclusive employer?  Tracey Eker, CEO of Flexiworkforce.  I wrote an article recently about putting your money where your mouth is. I called for employers to teach what they preach and actually start enforcing...

  • What is Diversity & Inclusion?

    What is Diversity & Inclusion?

    Posted 22/09/2016

    Diversity & Inclusion: Explained. Diversity and Inclusion are more than just buzzwords, they are how top performing businesses attract top talent. You may have seen the terms Diversity and Inclusion used in newspapers, recruitment or been...

  • Standard Life plc is now Flexiworkforce's Diversity & Inclusion Site Champion.

    Standard Life plc is now Flexiworkforce...

    Posted 16/09/2016

    Flexiworkforce is delighted to announce their first Diversity & Inclusion Site Champion: Standard Life plc This collaboration will help attract new talent to Standard Life, one of the  top 500 companies worldwide,...

  • Stuck in a career rut? Learn to Pivot!

    Stuck in a career rut? Learn to Pivot!

    Posted 14/09/2016

    Is your career going nowhere? It might be time to Pivot! Tracey Eker, CEO of Flexiworkforce. You may or may not be aware of the latest business buzzword; the Pivot. This handy manoeuvre can pull you out of a career rut and push you into a different...

  • The Best Coworking Spaces in London: Part One

    The Best Coworking Spaces in London: Pa...

    Posted 31/08/2016

    Our guide to the wonderful world of co-working in London. Co-working spaces are everywhere these days, and for good reason. They allow for collaboration, the sharing of skills and knowledge, help small businesses and freelancers get on their...

  • You're hiring all wrong.

    You're hiring all wrong.

    Posted 26/08/2016

    Do you have unconscious bias when hiring?  Tracey Eker, CEO of Flexiworkforce.  It is refreshing to see so many diversity hiring initiatives that companies are now introducing in a bid to have a truly diverse and inclusive workplace....

  • Beware: the unconscious bias that’s affecting your hiring.

    Beware: the unconscious bias that’s aff...

    Posted 25/08/2016

    Are you aware of the unconscious bias you could have when hiring? Hiring top, diverse talent can be quite tough. Your company may have all the best intentions and implement a diversity hiring strategy, however, in most cases, return with no...

  • The Best Co-Work Spaces in Glasgow

    The Best Co-Work Spaces in Glasgow

    Posted 12/08/2016

    Our guide to the fabulous co-working spaces of Glasgow. We have been seeing a huge surge in the number of co-working spaces available. These are spaces specifically set up for different businesses to work in an environment that...

  • Meet The Super-Commuters!

    Meet The Super-Commuters!

    Posted 08/08/2016

    Forget driving to work, these super-commuters fly from another country! It is a rare person who actually enjoys their daily commute to and from work. It’s probably only those lucky enough to live near enough to walk or the hard-core cyclists...

  • Discrimination at Executive Level: Age, Gender & Flexi-Working

    Discrimination at Executive Level: Age,...

    Posted 29/07/2016

    Discrimination in the workplace is unfortunately still a big issue. It is a difficult subject to investigate as it can be difficult to prove that discrimination has actually occurred. You may feel that once you reach executive level, you will...

  • Brexit: now is the time to hire fast, not smart.

    Brexit: now is the time to hire fast, n...

    Posted 28/06/2016

    Brexit: what does this mean for hiring new employees? By now I am sure everyone has had time to digest (or not) that we voted to 'Leave' the European Union on Friday. Whether this is what you voted for or not, its clear that we have now entered...

  • Put your money where your mouth is.

    Put your money where your mouth is.

    Posted 06/05/2016

    Written by Tracey Eker, CEO of Flexiworkforce.  

  • The Science of Flexible Working Part 2: Productivity

    The Science of Flexible Working Part 2:...

    Posted 21/04/2016

    Flexible working policies increases productivity It has long been the unspoken mantra of the office been that long hours equate to how productive a workforce or individual is. Many still see those arriving before 8 am and on their second coffee...

  • Top 10 CV/cover letter fails.

    Top 10 CV/cover letter fails.

    Posted 13/04/2016

    CV mistakes not to make! by Kirsty Chalmers written on behalf of Flexiworkforce.   

  • The Science of Flexible Working Part 1: Health

    The Science of Flexible Working Part 1:...

    Posted 07/04/2016

    Over the next few weeks we are going to bring you the Science of Flexible Working series. This will delve further into the the effects flexible working can have on 5 different areas of our lives. Stay tuned.  Lets start with this great...

  • Shared Parental Leave, has it worked?

    Shared Parental Leave, has it worked?

    Posted 05/04/2016

    New research has found that less than 1% of men have taken up Shared Parental Leave (SPL) one year on from when the new policy came into force.   SPL was introduced 5th April 2015 to give parents more flexibility in caring for their...

  • 6 hour working day is a success for Glasgow based company, Senshi Digital.

    6 hour working day is a success for Gla...

    Posted 01/04/2016

    The 6 hour work day has arrived in the UK The 6 hour work day recently came into the spotlight in the UK after a few companies in Sweden adopted the shorter working day. The flexible working approach is being tested by our ambitious Scandinavian...

  • Operation Innovate: Changing employers perspectives on employing Reservists.

    Operation Innovate: Changing employers...

    Posted 21/03/2016

    Calls for employers to change their perspectives about employing Reservists have been made by the Commander of the 51st Infantry, Brigadier Gary Deakin, at the FSB Conference in the SECC, Glasgow.   The operation was to provide team...

  • Skills gap? Over 50's demographic can help

    Skills gap? Over 50's demographic can h...

    Posted 15/03/2016

    Employers need to be looking at the over 50's to close the skills gap It is estimated that there are around 700,000 vacancies that employers are struggling to fill due to lack of necessary skills. Yet there is a talented workforce that is increasingly...

  • Want to tackle the gender pay gap? Give men more rights.

    Want to tackle the gender pay gap? Give...

    Posted 08/03/2016

    Give men more rights to tackle the gender pay gap.  By Tracey Eker,  This week the world will mark another International Women’s Day. If we are serious about tackling the gender pay gap, we should be marking this day by giving...

  • The 'period policy' should just be called 'flexible working'

    The 'period policy' should just be call...

    Posted 04/03/2016

    Period policy is really just a small part of a flexible working policy. Opinion piece. By now you may of heard about the new ‘period policy’ that one firm in Bristol, Coexist, are introducing. With all the best intentions, I'm sure,...

  • This is your burnout speaking: its time for flexible working.

    This is your burnout speaking: its time...

    Posted 04/03/2016

    Burnout |ˈbɜːnaʊt| noun [mass noun] 1. Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress:    high levels of professionalism which may result in burnout.

  • Your transferable skills from the sporting world to working world.

    Your transferable skills from the sport...

    Posted 03/03/2016

    Thinking about life after sport? The world of work needs your skills.   You train hard in sport. Very hard. Sometimes hours a day, sometimes all day. You train hard because in sport, you constantly have to compete to be at the top.  But...

  • 2 Myths about military spouses employers need to stop believing.

    2 Myths about military spouses employer...

    Posted 01/03/2016

    Military wives make great employees.   When we talk about service leavers transitioning into civilian work life we, of course, are talking about those that actually served in the armed forces. Yet what about the unspoken heroes, those that...

  • Scottish Government maternity measures key to ending kid-or-career compromise

    Scottish Government maternity measures...

    Posted 25/02/2016

    New Scottish Government measures aimed at supporting pregnant workers and new mothers have been praised by Scottish flexible jobs platform, Flexiworkforce, today. Flexiworkforce CEO, Tracey Eker, said that flexible working arrangements are key...

  • The #flexirevolution starts here.

    The #flexirevolution starts here.

    Posted 18/02/2016

    What is the #flexirevolution?   Unlearn everything you know about job sites. 2016 is the year of #flexirevolution

  • 4 ways to fall in love with your career again

    4 ways to fall in love with your career...

    Posted 16/02/2016

    How can you fall in love with your career again? Do you ever wonder where the honeymoon period went?  Excited for  every meeting,  being  enthusiastic about every message and you wake up excited to go to work? Yup, we’re...

  • Its 2016. So why are we still treating dads like its 1816?

    Its 2016. So why are we still treating...

    Posted 10/02/2016

    The Victorian Era; a time when women and men were split into ‘separate spheres’. Women were thought of as physically weaker yet morally superior than men, so their roles were placed in the domestic ‘sphere’. Men were...

  • 5 Work rules to live by!

    5 Work rules to live by!

    Posted 08/02/2016

     1. Refuse to accept the status quo. “That’s just life – you can’t have it all.” “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” “That’s the package we’ve always offered.”

  • 5 Steps everyone can take towards a better work/life balance

    5 Steps everyone can take towards a bet...

    Posted 20/01/2016

    Over 50% of Brits check their work emails while on holiday. Work-related stress causes 10 million work days to be lost each year. Six out of 10 UK workers are not happy in their jobs because of a lack of job satisfaction. 

  • UK Workplace trends to watch in 2016

    UK Workplace trends to watch in 2016

    Posted 13/01/2016

    Happy New Year to all Flexiworkforce friends and colleagues! I’d like you to wish you all a prosperous and fulfilling 2016. 2015 was a great year for Flexiworkforce as we continued to establish new partnerships with more companies looking...

  • New Year New Career. Your guide to a successful job hunt

    New Year New Career. Your guide to a su...

    Posted 04/01/2016

    Successfully get that job you want this year!   The 1st of January can be an emotional rollercoaster. Attributing to this is the mighty hangover most of the population wake up with. "I'm never drinking again" usually leaves the lips of...

  • Introduce flexible working to eradicate the gender pay gap

    Introduce flexible working to eradicate...

    Posted 09/12/2015

    How can we close the gender pay gap?   The UK Government recently extended its gender pay gap reporting requirements to include large public sector organisations and bonus  information for larger employers.  

  • Lessons from the Forth Road Bridge closure.

    Lessons from the Forth Road Bridge clos...

    Posted 09/12/2015

    A fault with the steelwork on the Forth Road Bridge has caused the closure of the majortraffic route between Edinburgh and Fife. 11-mile rush hour tailbacks were caused on Friday, the first full day of its closure.   Scottish conservative...

  • Myth Busting - Flexible working is only relevant for parents

    Myth Busting - Flexible working is only...

    Posted 07/12/2015

    Is flexible working only for working parents? In the last myth busting post we busted the common myth that flexible working is only part-time work. We showed that it actually includes patterns like flexi-time, job share and the likes...

  • Myth Busting - Flexible workers are less productive

    Myth Busting - Flexible workers are les...

    Posted 07/12/2015

    Are flexible workers less productive?   In our last myth bust we debunked the common assumption flexible working was only relevant to working parents. In this article we are going to smash another common myth that offering flexibility to...

  • Cabinet Secretary boosts calls for flexible working

    Cabinet Secretary boosts calls for flex...

    Posted 04/12/2015

    Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work boosts calls for greater flexible working Scottish Government minister attends Flexiworkforce event on the future of flexible working in Scotland.The Scottish’s Government Cabinet Secretary for Fair...

  • Come and join the flexirevolution.

    Come and join the flexirevolution.

    Posted 03/12/2015

    Get involved in the #flexirevolution!!!   With the phasing out of the default retirement age and with more people living longer lives, staggered retirement is an increasingly attractive option for many. 

  • Coming to a museum near you: The Office

    Coming to a museum near you: The Office

    Posted 26/11/2015

    In 20 years time, your grandchildren will look at you with eyes of wonder, pointing up at the crumbling building poking up above the skyline. “What’s that, Granny?” They’ll ask. “That,” you’ll reply,...

  • Why we are calling time on the Part-Time Mum myth

    Why we are calling time on the Part-Tim...

    Posted 18/11/2015

    Job advertisement: Company seeks all-round good mum for part time job. Job description: Essential: Must be a woman with child. Full commitment to being a “mum” required – any other interests such as “friends” “wine”...

  • How to avoid office closures during Storm Abigail

    How to avoid office closures during Sto...

    Posted 13/11/2015

    Over the week Scotland, and most western parts of the UK has experienced flooding and power cuts. There have been road closures and homes have been hit with power cuts all affecting those trying to get to the office. Winds are expected to reach...

  • Myth busting - flexible working is not just part-time.

    Myth busting - flexible working is not...

    Posted 13/11/2015

    Is flexible working only part-time? Many people still equate the term “flexible working” with part-time work, but this idea is reductive, and in many cases, simply incorrect. People often confuse the two because traditionally, most...

  • 6 amazing ways Millennials are leading a workplace revolution

    6 amazing ways Millennials are leading...

    Posted 09/11/2015

    By 2025 'Generation Y' (Millennials) will make up a whopping 75% of the UK Workforce. While most of the debate on the impact of these young professionals and graduates has focused on employers 'snooping' on the social media sites of prospective...

  • The Flexirevolution starts here and now

    The Flexirevolution starts here and now

    Posted 05/11/2015

    Tracey Eker, CEO of Flexiworkforce: In 2013 I’d grown increasingly frustrated trying to find good quality flexible work which fitted around my family and other commitments. Most of the jobs advertised by recruitment agencies were either...

  • Anonymising job applications, will it actually work?

    Anonymising job applications, will it a...

    Posted 05/11/2015

    You’ve worked tirelessly to achieve good grades, skills and have determination to succeed.   However you are finding that you're not being asked for interview in universities and jobs. The reason? You don't have a traditionally...

  • Mumpreneurs & Dadpreneurs: how do they do it?

    Mumpreneurs & Dadpreneurs: how do they...

    Posted 03/11/2015

    We are so used to the Millennial entrepreneur, with unlimited hours and no dependents that we sometimes forget there are other types of entrepreneurs that don’t fit that profile. We’re talking about the Mumpreneurs and Dadpreneurs.

  • Quality flexible jobs needed to help close gender pay gap

    Quality flexible jobs needed to help cl...

    Posted 30/10/2015

    Women around the world, we are united in so many amazing ways. Unfortunately we are united because we get paid less than our male counterparts, in the 21st century of all times. Jennifer Lawrence recently wrote an open letter about the amount...

  • Why the UK needs a Swedish six hour working day.

    Why the UK needs a Swedish six hour wor...

    Posted 29/10/2015

    We’ve all worked somewhere where the unspoken mantra seems to be those who are at their desks earliest work hardest. This zero sum game continues until the most ambitious (and perhaps naive) of our colleagues begin to take drastic steps...

  • Helping with the transition back into civilian workforce

    Helping with the transition back into c...

    Posted 28/10/2015

    The transition from being military personnel to civilian life can be tough. A survey conducted by Prudential Financial and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) found that nearly half of service personnel leaving said they were unprepared...

  • Gen zed social media monsters

    Gen zed social media monsters

    Posted 26/10/2015

    For years, marketers have been focusing on what content will appeal to Millennials, Generation X and the Baby Boomers.  Step aside old timers, for now is the time for Gen Zed. Those born in the early naughties are re-shaping...

  • Work experience for over 50's.

    Work experience for over 50's.

    Posted 19/10/2015

    Work experience for the over 50's: why you SHOULD be doing it. We are now adding 3 months to our lives per calendar year, meaning that in a few decades those who are currently 50, could live to beyond 100. Coupled with the government extending...

  • Robots are set to take over the workplace, is your job safe?

    Robots are set to take over the workpla...

    Posted 13/10/2015

    Each generation - from Gen X, to Gen Y and Gen Zed - brings with it different working ethics, styles and needs.   Brace yourselves for a new generation entering the workforce. This time around we are...

  • Grandparents to receive paid time off work for childcare

    Grandparents to receive paid time off w...

    Posted 06/10/2015

    Working grandparents will be allowed paid time off work for childcare, under new plans announced by George Osborne.  Up to 52 weeks of leave can currently be shared between mothers and fathers, and now the plans are to extend this...

  • Improve your sex life with flexible working

    Improve your sex life with flexible wor...

    Posted 14/08/2015

    That headline got your attention - didn't it? This article isn't for the faint of heart! According to a recent survey, 51% of British people haven't had sex in the past month. And while the relationship charity, Relate, has encouraged couples...

  • Could flexible working solve the Nursing time bomb?

    Could flexible working solve the Nursin...

    Posted 16/07/2015

    New legislation implemented by the Home Office may exacerbate the ongoing skills shortage affecting UK employers, one of the worst in British history. A new pay threshold would mean non-European migrants earning under £35,000 after 6 years...

  • Can MPs work flexibly?

    Can MPs work flexibly?

    Posted 08/07/2015

    This week Helen Goodman announced her support for Yvette Cooper to become the Labour Party’s next leader. Helen said that, as a working mum, Yvette “understands the pressures on modern family life” and that this would allow...

  • Flexible working can bring much needed diversity to tech

    Flexible working can bring much needed...

    Posted 02/07/2015

    Chocolate fountains, mechanical bulls, on-site spas, in-office bars and bring your dog to work days have long been job perks among the titans of silicon valley but, fundamentally, flexible working opportunities (home working, part time, remote...

  • More power to Nicola

    More power to Nicola

    Posted 02/07/2015

    Flexiworkforce would like to congratulate the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, on topping the BBC Woman's Hour power list. At Flexiworkforce, we're fans of Nicola's approach to breaking down the barriers to work: the Scottish Government...

  • Flexiworkforce recognised by UKBAA for two years running

    Flexiworkforce recognised by UKBAA for...

    Posted 30/06/2015

    Flexiworkforce.com is delighted to announce that they are nominated in the category of “Best Woman Led Investment” by the UK Business Angels Association for the second year running. Flexiworkforce is a diversity and inclusion employer...

  • Flexible working is the gospel truth

    Flexible working is the gospel truth

    Posted 19/06/2015

    On Thursday, Pope Francis delivered a long-awaited statement about the impact that climate change was having on the earth. "Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years," Francis writes. "The...

  • Freelance? Take time to recharge your batteries this summer

    Freelance? Take time to recharge your b...

    Posted 18/06/2015

    A new report has revealed that third of entrepreneurs and freelancers are guilty of taking no time off over the summer!If you run your own business then more than likely, you’ll be familiar with entrepreneurial burnout- that feeling...

  • 10 ways to kill office distractions

    10 ways to kill office distractions

    Posted 15/06/2015

    1. Work from home! At home you have more control over your working environment and distractions. 2. Bring headphones to work and listen to classical music on YouTube to help you get focused. 

  • Flexiworkforce partners with Search Consultancy

    Flexiworkforce partners with Search Con...

    Posted 11/06/2015

    Search Consultancy has been announced as the first agency partner of the UK's only truly 'flexible working' job site, Flexiworkforce.com.The recruitment firm's six Scottish offices are have joined forces with Flexiworkforce.com, a diversity...

  • Virgin's paternity year great for equality, but not SMEs

    Virgin's paternity year great for equal...

    Posted 10/06/2015

    Yesterday it was announced that new fathers employed by Virgin will receive a year of fully paid paternity leave.  Men who have been employed by Virgin for 4 years or more can expect to receive 100% of the entitlement, while those who have...

  • Flexible working lets you work hard and play harder!

    Flexible working lets you work hard and...

    Posted 09/06/2015

    In the era before professionalism was allowed in athletics the decathlete Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce) trained during the day at the San Jose City College track and sold insurance at night, earning $9,000 a year. Flexible working paid...

  • 10 Morning rituals of successful entrepreneurs

    10 Morning rituals of successful entrep...

    Posted 05/06/2015

    What do successful people do in the morning to prepare for the day?  For many of us, a morning ritual is a good way of getting organised and ready to face the day, but some of the world's top entrepreneurs have very specific actions...

  • Flexible working? It’s not just for mums!

    Flexible working? It’s not just for mum...

    Posted 03/06/2015

    Are our ideas about flexible working stuck in the 1950s? At Flexiworforce.com, we’re tired of the outdated assumption that flexible working is only for working mums. True, women are still more likely to be the primary carers of their children,...

  • How to set up a productive work space

    How to set up a productive work space

    Posted 03/06/2015

    Set up your desk for maximum productivity 

  • The benefits of engaged workers

    The benefits of engaged workers

    Posted 02/06/2015

      Key Takeaways:    Highly engaged organisations have the potential to reduce staff turnover by 87% Healthier employees are more resilient  Staff with high levels of engagement are less likely to report suffering from work...

  • On the eve of the UK election flexible working is the future

    On the eve of the UK election flexible...

    Posted 05/05/2015

    We are now into the last week before the 2015 UK general election. Throughout the run-up to the election Flexiworkforce CEO and founder Tracey Eker has been meeting with politicians from a variety of parties in order to discuss the ways...

  • How to keep a healthy work life balance

    How to keep a healthy work life balance

    Posted 01/04/2015

    Ways to keep a healthy work/life balance: flexible working…and maybe switch off your android? In an age where we are contactable 24/7, the notion of having a healthy work/life balance can seem elusive. E-mails tend to pile up and the...

  • It's official- flexible workers are happier!

    It's official- flexible workers are hap...

    Posted 31/03/2015

    There are innumerable benefits to embracing flexible working, ranging from the ability to successfully re-enter the world of work after a period of absence to striking the perfect work-life balance without compromising work satisfaction.

  • Half of Millennials open to using pensions for property

    Half of Millennials open to using pensi...

    Posted 30/03/2015

    According to studies conducted by NOW: Pensions, over half of Millennials are open to using pension pots in order to get on the property ladder, with 54% of people between 18-35 approached more inclined to save money if it were aimed primarily...

  • What #GetBenAJob can teach us about 21st century jobseeking

    What #GetBenAJob can teach us about 21s...

    Posted 23/03/2015

    21st century job seeking can be extraordinary  In a remarkable and heart-warming turn of events, a young man with Down's syndrome has secured his first job, thanks to a social media campaign started by his stepmother.  

  • Can flexible working help the Sandwich Generation?

    Can flexible working help the Sandwich...

    Posted 18/03/2015

    Middle-aged parents are struggling to find the balance between supporting their adult children and providing sufficient care for their elderly parents. Parents in this situation- labelled the ‘Sandwich Generation’- spend an average...

  • Is your commute ruining your life?

    Is your commute ruining your life?

    Posted 17/03/2015

    Often for people the lure of the ideal job opportunity takes priority over the logistics and practicalities of working; landing your dream job will initially make an hour and a half-long commute feel like a walk in the park. The reality, however,...

  • The role of flexible working in positive ageing

    The role of flexible working in positiv...

    Posted 12/03/2015

     Yesterday Flexiworkforce.com CEO Tracey Eker was  delighted to take part in an event which she had been invited to attend at the House of Commons with Pensions Minister Steve Webb and other key figures leading the campaign for...

  • Are zero hours contracts exploitative?

    Are zero hours contracts exploitative?

    Posted 27/02/2015

    Zero hour contracts are a notoriously controversial mode of employment, the rise of which has been condemned by some as ‘disturbing’ proof that insecure work is now the norm in the UK job market. While zero contract can be unfair...

  • 50 Shades of Grey? Older Worker Essential to Economy

    50 Shades of Grey? Older Worker Essenti...

    Posted 24/02/2015

    While older workers may not always feel ahead of the next tech trend in the office, they are in fact championing a new working culture in the UK through working flexibly. ‘Flexible working’ can refer to any working pattern outwith...

  • 5 Ways in Which Flexible Working Boosts Mental Health

    5 Ways in Which Flexible Working Boosts...

    Posted 20/02/2015

    Boost your mental health with flexible working   Every year, more and more of us want to work on a flexible basis.

  • 22% of parents rely on Grandparents for childcare

    22% of parents rely on Grandparents for...

    Posted 17/02/2015

    A recent study by Mumsnet and Gransnet has found that many UK grandparents are providing unpaid childcare for families on a weekly basis. 20% of parents said that help from their mother, father or in-laws is the only way they could afford...

  • Employers must prepare for Shared Parental Leave

    Employers must prepare for Shared Paren...

    Posted 30/01/2015

    The UK job market may be in a period of high growth, but so too is the need for workplace flexibility. In April 2015 Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay will come into force, meaning that the parents of babies born...

  • 6 Ways to set up your desk for optimal productivity

    6 Ways to set up your desk for optimal...

    Posted 21/01/2015

    If you work at home or in an office it is likely that you will spend around 40% of your day working! Therefore, the importance of having a clean, tidy, stimulating work space cannot be underestimated.  Here are our top tips for a productive...

  • Blue Monday- Fact or Fiction?

    Blue Monday- Fact or Fiction?

    Posted 19/01/2015

    It’s that time of the year again! Blue Monday (third Monday in January) has gained something of a reputation as being the most depressing day of the year. It makes sense, really. The festive season is now long behind us, and if you’re...

  • 5 Myths of flexible working

    5 Myths of flexible working

    Posted 19/01/2015

    Flexible working myths you need to stop believing   1. Remote working is hard to manage Last year Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer saw fit to bring all remotely working employees back into the workforce. “Speed and quality are often...

  • 4 Ways to retain Millennial employees

    4 Ways to retain Millennial employees

    Posted 15/01/2015

    How can you retain Millennial Employees?    Like it or not, the world of work is changing. It is predicted that by 2025 two-thirds of the workforce will work remotely and a whopping 75% of the workforce will be made up of the...

  • How to Boost Your Self-Confidence as a 50+ Candidate

    How to Boost Your Self-Confidence as a...

    Posted 03/01/2015

    Lost your confidence when applying for new jobs?    Having the confidence to put yourself out there can be a challenge when you are looking for an exciting new role. This applies to people of all ages, but older workers (those over...

  • Studies show that 'me time' boosts employee engagement

    Studies show that 'me time' boosts empl...

    Posted 01/01/2015

    According to studies undertaken by Dr Almuth McDowall at Birkbeck at the University of London, me-time could improve employee engagement. High quality me-time not only improves your psychological wellbeing it can also make you a more engaged...

  • Your career New Year's resolutions for 2015

    Your career New Year's resolutions for...

    Posted 18/12/2014

    The New Year is a time for setting goals and making fresh starts. Maybe you want to stop smoking? Lose weight? Start saving money for the future? All of these are great ideas for a New Year’s resolution.

  • The 2015 hiring trends that you need to know about

    The 2015 hiring trends that you need to...

    Posted 18/12/2014

     1. The skills shortage will worsen This isn’t great news, but in 2015 it is expected that more than half of employers will have trouble finding candidates who are qualified enough for the positions they are advertising.

  • Road signs could be 'damaging' to 50+ career prospects

    Road signs could be 'damaging' to 50+ c...

    Posted 19/11/2014

    There have been calls for UK road signs to be removed after claims that the images are ageist and contribute to discrimination against the elderly.  The economist and pensions expert Ros Altmann has pointed out that the road signs in question...

  • 5 Reasons why flexible working is for men too

    5 Reasons why flexible working is for m...

    Posted 19/11/2014

    In the UK more of us are working flexibly than ever before. Despite June's changes to right to request flexible working,  Men remain less likely than others to work flexibly because of how they will be perceived by employers and colleagues.

  • The future of employment is a flexible retirement

    The future of employment is a flexible...

    Posted 17/11/2014

     Last month, the Flexiworkforce team were lucky enough to attend the 50+ Show. We were unique in that while most of the other exhibitors were showcasing holidays and leisure and household products, we were encouraging attendees to consider supplementing...

  • Should we all just forget about work-life balance?

    Should we all just forget about work-li...

    Posted 10/11/2014

    It’s been hard to ignore the recent debate over the issue of work/life balance. ‘Work/life balance’ previously being viewed as something for all to strive for, has come under fire of late, as a vague buzzword, void of any real...