Flexible working ‘cuts cost to employers’, say business leaders

Flexible working ‘cuts cost to employers’, say business leaders

The Times reported today that a group of 22 of Britain’s biggest companies, the “Agile Future Forum”, have signed a commitment to flexible working rights after finding that “agility” in staff hours and locations can cut workforce costs by as much as 13%. Richard Nissen, the founder of The Virtual Office, is also a guest lecturer…

The Redundancies Keep on Rolling!

The Redundancies Keep on Rolling!

Today, we heard the announcement that redundancies in the UK have reached a 12 year high at a staggering 7.2% of the population or 2.26 million people finding themselves out of work. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much sign of this trend stopping anytime soon, with Management Today stating an assumption that another three…

The Unexpected Side Effects of Swine Flu – On Businesses

The Unexpected Side Effects of Swine Flu – On Businesses

If Swine Flu turns out to be the pandemic predicted by officials and journalists alike, then be prepared to see incredible alterations to life as we know it. It is suspected that as many as half of London’s seven million inhabitants could catch swine flu and that 94,000 could die in a worst case scenario….

So Much To Do, So Little Time!

So Much To Do, So Little Time!

If people could have one wish granted, I think many would wish for more time in the day! As the director of the Virtual Office and a mum with hectic business and home schedules, I too am constantly on the go! Really, I have the same obligations and commitments as many other professionals, though the…