Posted on: 23/11/2021 by: David Morgan in: SMEs, Startups, Self-employment
The number of people working in the gig economy in England and Wales has almost trebled in five years according to research published by the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The TUC estimates there are 4.4 million gig-workers, which equates to 14.7% of the working age population, this is a significant increase from 5.8% in 2016.
What is the gig economy?
There is no ...
Posted on: 18/11/2021 by: David Morgan in: Homeworking, HR, SMEs, Startups
Portugal has made it illegal for employers to contact staff by phone, text message, or email outside of their normal working hours. The ground breaking legislation titled ‘right to rest’ is aimed at improving work-life balance following an increase in the number of remote workers.
Attracting entrepreneurs to Portugal
Portugal's Minister of Labour and Social Security...
Posted on: 17/11/2021 by: David Morgan in: Homeworking, HR, SMEs, Startups
Ever since the mass migration to homeworking there has been one big concern facing business owners and managers. Will the staff be as productive working from home (WFH) as they are in the office?
Trust is crucial
The word trust is often banded about as being a key component in developing long-term relationships between a business and its customers. Trust, however, i...
Posted on: 11/11/2021 by: David Morgan in: Homeworking, SMEs, Employment
Recent research reveals that three out of four job vacancies advertised in the UK don’t offer flexible working options. The annual survey conducted by Timewise, a flexible work consultancy firm, tracked more than five million ads for 17 key words or phrases, including job-share, home-working and part-time. Their findings from the survey showed that just 26% of job vacancy ads posted contained a...
Posted on: 10/11/2021 by: David Morgan in: SMEs
Business leaders in the UK have been focussing on Glasgow this week, or if they haven’t then they should have been. Scotland’s biggest city is hosting the 26th meeting of the Conference of Parties, or COP 26 as it is more commonly known.
The global United Nations summit features world leaders, scientists and eminent guest speakers addressing the issues facing our planet, with t...
Posted on: 09/11/2021 by: David Morgan in: SMEs, Startups, Technology
As life slowly returns to normal it is great to see fans flocking to sports stadia, shoppers returning to the high street and the hospitality industry welcoming back all manner of social gatherings.
On the business front, it is just as satisfying to see awards ceremonies filled with jovial attendees dressed to the nines, bustling trade shows and the return of physical networking even...