Forty years since it hit our cinema screens, the cult movie ‘Nine to Five’ is apparently poised for a revival. But the concept endorsed in the lyrics of its title track has long since clocked out and is unlikely to return; in 2018, ‘working nine to five’ is not the way to make a living. Dan Harding, director at Sign In App on how technology is challenging the traditional 9 to 5 business day. Click here to read more
For many of us, working 9 to 5 feels like an outdated concept because work doesn’t happen strictly between those hours. The reality is that personal appointments or obligations happen during the day and work often happens at night. Additionally, with technology making work mobile, there are no longer clear boundaries between what has historically happened at home versus at the office – Click here to read more
Learning to breathe more deeply can make you feel a lot calmer and increase your sense of well-being. Take five minutes to try out this simple breathing exercise. Once you have got the hang of it you can use this technique anywhere – at work, at home or on the bus or tube. Anytime you feel your stress level rising or need a moment of calm. Please click here to learn how
There is nothing better than a happy workforce because let’s face it, nobody wants employees who don’t want to work for your company. And whilst you can’t guarantee happiness, many companies are going over and above to ensure their employees’ mental and physical wellbeing is taken care of which can go a long way in helping them be happy.
A recent report from Source Global Research, published by Odgers Connect, sheds light on what it coins the “professional gig economy”. People working in this sector are highly-skilled, experienced independent professionals who do not want to climb the corporate consulting firm ladder.
Is there anything more anxiety-inducing than the painful moment when you realise that your Sunday is almost over and it’s time for a new working week? Fiona Thomas writes in the Metro – Click here to read more
Making sure employees are engaged at your SME is probably the most important thing you can do to impact your success. To help you think about engagement, check out this thought provoking post.
Firstly, what is Flexible Working?
Flexible Working can be an alteration to your start and finish times, to work around your outside commitments. For example, you might start earlier and finish earlier so that you collect your children from school. Or you might work from home one day a week so that you can care for an elderly relative. You might even try and flex your hours around peak and off peak train prices or heavy traffic.
The Afina team attended a Wellbeing Day at Cowdray this March.
To mark International Women’s Day, one of the UK’s top online salary benchmarking sites has compiled a list of the best places to work as a female in the Independent.
The ranking, which includes companies of all different sizes from across a slew of industries, highlights firms that have gone “above and beyond in some way when it comes to providing a working environment in which women can thrive”, says website Glassdoor.