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It seems hard to believe now, but up until a few years ago UK employees only had the right to request flexible working if there were a registered carer, had children under the age of 17, or children under the age of 18 with a registered disability.

But all that changed on June 30, 2014 when the UK’s Flexible Working Regulations were amended to allow anyone the right to request flexible working, so long as they have been with their employer for at least six months.

And now, seven years on, things could be about to change again as the government is proposing a legislation change to give employees the right to request flexible working from the moment they start a job.

Flexible working

The UK is Kenya’s second most important export destination. It exports 56% of the UK’s black tea market and 27% of its fresh produce, and also provides coffee and other horticultural products.

If you’re looking to tap into this burgeoning business relationship you’ll need a convenient and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues and clients out in Africa.

Which is where an international conference call comes into its own…

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

Here at ConferenceCall.co.uk, we pride ourselves on being the UK’s best conference call service – calls to anywhere in the world, for up to 100 participants, can be set up quickly and easily, and our crystal clear sound quality and in-call controls mean no-one will miss a second of the meeting.

And if you have to take minutes, our in-call recording feature means you can go back through the entire call after its finished, to pick out key points and actions.

Find out why we’re the UK’s best conference call service.

Conference calling Inspiration

Do you sometimes wake in the middle of the night and immediately reach for your smartphone? Or put down your knife and fork during meal times to check social media? Have you ever had arguments with those closest to you about how much time you spend on your device?

If so, you’ve probably got a smartphone addiction. And you’re far from alone.

Technology

Handshakes are taken very seriously in the business world – too hard, and you’re a go-getting alpha-type who would sell their own granny to get to the top; too weak and you’re a simpering subservient, simply asking to be crushed, probably by someone whose handshake is way too hard.

But forget all that anyway, because the pandemic has all but killed off the handshake, leading to a confused system of fist bumps, elbow taps, and meek waves.

So, before we get into how to give a professional handshake (it will be back), let’s take a look at some alternatives…

Around the world Guides & How-Tos Infographics