Business author Thomas Oppong talks to Real Business about the gig economy, and the expansive opportunities it can provide workers.
As the retail industry takes another body blow with planned store closures at high street cornerstone Marks & Spencer, and after Homebase was flogged for a quid, there doesn’t seem much motivation to open a business with a shop front anymore.
Michelle Morgan, senior associate in the employment law team at Gardner Leader solicitors, takes a look at what the Taylor Review means for small business owners, especially those operating within the gig economy.
The need for a diverse and inclusive workplace is still a global topic of debate – with even the big technological giants Google and Uber being questioned over inclusiveness practices. As such, many are now looking towards technology to help solve this problem.
People are choosing to work differently and finding a new way of working is on the rise. Whether it’s young graduates trying to break into the workforce, mid-careers trying to balance caring for newborns, teenagers or older family members.
Finance bosses may be confident about current retention and recruitment strategies, but that hasn’t prevented them from being victim to the dreaded skills gap.
It is more convenient than ever before for an employee to work from home, a café, or on the go while travelling to a meeting.
As most commuters are already aware, a large section of London’s rail network will be severely disrupted by upgrades to Waterloo station, which will see over half of its platforms closed for the majority of August.
Research has found that 31 per cent of employees believe themselves to be unproductive for two hours every day. This, they said, would be remedied by a shorter work week.
It’s time to acknowledge that while we work longer hours, a distraction epidemic is spreading across Britain, making it harder for staff to refocus.
HR knows change requires flexibility and support for employees. But these are often around things like putting a new policy in place. What can HR do when change is a much bigger beast, as it is with digital transformation?
Simon Douglass is an entrepreneur with a background at Google. He understands that for a small business to be successful, you’ve got to fight your corner and remain flexible.