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    App of the week: Invoice2go

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    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we simplify our income with Invoice2go. An intro to Invoice2go Invoice2go’s main goal is […]

    Five ways to save when purchasing travel money for business trips

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    Business travel is no longer a once a month occurrence for most Managers and Directors. In fact, many can be away as five times or more in the average month, making it even more important to find economies wherever possible—especially when planning currency purchases as a PA. With years of experience both as a business […]

    People ‘working smarter’ this summer holiday

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    More than 200,000 Brits will be taking advantage of the ‘Smarter Working Initiative’ to work out of the office today to mark the start of the school summer holidays. The initiative encourages companies to give their staff the opportunity to spend one day working from a location of their choice to emphasise how flexible working […]

    Businesses missing telltale signs to prevent burnout

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    Businesses aren’t doing enough to reduce stress and anxiety in the workplace as culture continues to focus on ‘doing more with less,’ according to specialists. Author Phil Parker has compiled his top ways to stop work burnout in its tracks as part of his P4 programme, a business scheme to help employers implement pre-emptive processes […]

    Younger workers feel more productive in the office

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    Contrary to the fact that flexible working options are on the rise, new research shows employees under the age of 35 actually prefer being based at an office to working from home. A study commissioned by managed services provider Maintel shows younger employees feel they are more productive in the office, with 48% saying this […]

    Research reveals the traits you need to be a business owner

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    Do you think you have what it takes to run your own business? Now you can find out. New research has unearthed what it takes to be a natural business owner, with traits such as passion, confidence and being able to rise to the challenge as just some of the attributes needed. Being a natural […]

    Flexible working options on the rise

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    Flexible working options are now a key differentiator for new job candidates, say 70% of organisations. Workforce time management solutions provider hfx has published survey findings confirming that flexible working continues to increase across all sizes and types of organisation, both public and private. The survey showed that part-time hours are still the most popular […]

    Top reasons Brits are going self-employed

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    With around one in seven Brits hoping to be self-employed at some point in their career, property letting agent City Breaks in Newcastle has surveyed small and medium business owners to identify why so many are attracted to the idea of becoming their own boss, with some even taking a pay cut in the process. […]

    Flexible working increases job satisfaction – if it’s informal

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    Research from Cass Business School and Cranfield School of Management has confirmed that flexible working can increase employee job satisfaction and organisational commitment. However, the researchers discovered that employees who establish flexible working arrangements through informal discussion with their line manager are judged to perform much better than those who use formal flexible working arrangements. […]

    How businesses must flex to ease the return to work: Advice from Regus

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    Richard Morris, UK CEO at global workspace provider Regus, explains how businesses can help employees on their return to work following a long absence. Helping professionals back into work following a career break is an issue under the spotlight once again following the budget announcement that £5 million will go towards extending return to work […]