Tags: Freelance

Husayn Kassai: How to stay on top in HR in 2016

Remote working tools, a rise in the number of people freelancing and a desire for a better work-life balance have all contributed to the end of the classic nine-to-five culture, especially amongst millennials. With so much evolution and revolution, HR professionals have never had so much to consider or stay on top of.

HR not convinced about ‘portfolio workers’

Sixty-three per cent of business leaders believe that portfolio workers will gain mainstream commercial acceptance within the next ten years.  Yet, those responsible for hiring them – in HR – are less convinced, with just 50 percent suggesting portfolio workers will be an acceptable face in business. KPMG’s survey researched attitudes towards portfolio workers, which…

A third of employees who work flexibly feel resentment from colleagues

A third of employees feel there is stigma or resentment from work colleagues around flexible working, according to new research by Netmums and the Family and Childcare Trust. The research has been published to launch Family Friendly UK, a scheme by the Family and Childcare Trust that supports organisations to become more family friendly. The…

Business women come together for Women’s Freelance Network launch

A cutting edge co-working venue on Chancery Lane in Central London played host to one hundred self-employed women on 29th May for the launch of PCG’s new Women’s Freelance Network. The network aims to bring together independent female professionals from a variety of sectors to meet, network and collaborate with like-minded individuals. Speaking at the…

Rise in home-working fuelled by desire to take control of work/life balance

British workers are embracing remote working, finds new research by Virgin Media Business and conducted by YouGov. The study reveals that three-quarters (74%) of the remote workers surveyed believe that traditional working patterns have been redefined due to changes in globalisation and competition., with over a third (39%) of UK businesses trading internationally, according to the…

Increasing the number of home workers can cut £3 billion of costs for UK employers

Increasing the numbers of UK employees working from home can cut costs by £3 billion a year for UK employers and employees and save over 3 million tonnes of carbon a year, according to a new report released today by the Carbon Trust. Advances in technologies such as broadband internet, smart phones and cloud computing…