Business Butler Blog | September 2022

Business Butler Blog - September 2022

Hybrid working has a negative effect on women’s careers

Following on from two years of mainly positive news about homeworking there appears to be a shift in opinion on its effects on workers, bosses and businesses. You probably remember all the good vibes when the working from home (WFH) revolution was gathering pace. Workers loved the new freedom and bosses agreed that productivity hadn’t suffered, in fact in those early months it had improved.

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Hybrid workers are less productive…

Feedback following the mass migration to remote working has by and large been positive. The concerns raised by business owners and managers about productivity levels falling were brushed aside and even the doubters were forced to admit it was proving to be a resounding success. CEOs of some of the leading corporates stated, prematurely as it seems, that they would not be recalling staff back to...

The four-day week is working

There were mixed emotions when it was announced earlier this year that 70 businesses in the UK were going to participate in piloting a four-day working week as part of the world’s biggest trial on this new format of working.

Excitement and anticipation from the 3,300 workers who were about to enjoy long weekends for the next six months contrasted greatly with the apprehension many manager...

A guide to running a business event

Running a business event can be a stressful experience. The amount of planning and preparation required and the added pressure of making sure you don’t make any mistakes, which could not only be embarrassing but more importantly damage your brand, often puts people off hosting such events. However, when done correctly, running an event can be immensely rewarding from both a personal and profess...

Is Quiet Quitting just a workplace trend?

Remember when you and your colleagues would often work late just to finish an important project or start earlier at your boss’s request? Maybe you took your work home just to get the job done? Going above and beyond your contracted hours was seen as a prerequisite and you did so not out of fear of losing your job but because of your diligence and dedication to the company you worked for. Well t...

SMEs face closure this winter without support

With business owners facing increasing pressure from escalating energy bills and soaring inflation, the head of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has issued a stark warning. Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith said businesses “will close their doors this winter” unless they are given support and added that the country needs an ”action plan” as soon as possible.

Baroness Ruby said government...

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