Month: <span>September 2020</span>

If you’ve got an important business matter to take care of, you may need to call an impromptu meeting to sort everything out – but what if some key stakeholders are away from the office, maybe working from home?

It’s a problem many of us have faced during lockdown, and one that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

The good news is, a simple conference call can help out.

Conference calling Small business

Autumn is upon us and you’re still working from home. The novelty of working from home has most certainly started to wear off. Without the re-assuring repetitiveness of your daily commute and the friendly banter from your team, you may be feeling as bleak as the weather.

Not everyone finds it easy to work from home, especially if you are distracted by children, your partner (who is also trying to work from home), household chores and the doorbell constantly ringing. Here are some suggestions on how to keep your motivation levels up whilst working from home

Inspiration Work from home

Are you suffering from tech stress?

It’s a question we frequently ask ourselves, particularity as our over-reliance on phones and tablets and espousing of an ‘always-on‘ culture mean that tech stress is becoming an increasingly common problem in people’s work life and home life – if you’re constantly checking your devices for emails or social media posts, or you lose it when your phone battery loses it, then you’re probably already a sufferer.

It’s a problem that may well have got a lot worse during lockdown, as people turned to their devices even more in an attempt to stay connected with the outside world.

But what are the signs of tech stress, and what can you do to stop it?

Guides & How-Tos Technology

The dust has barely settled on the August Bank Holiday, but the kids are back in school, the nights are drawing in and it’s getting noticeably colder. It got so nippy at the end of August that a poll run by our friends over at UKPower found that almost half of householders had already put the heating on.

And if people are back in the office, you can bet that the thermostat will be whacked in an attempt to keep temperatures near-tropical as staff go about their work – and when the thermostat rises, your business energy bills won’t be far behind.

So here are some top tips to to help keep utility bills down as the outside temperature drops…

Guides & How-Tos Small business

If you could put a number on how many years you had left to live, would you want to know what it is?

It sounds like science fiction, but it’s now become science fact thanks to an app developed by the boffins at the University of East Anglia. MyLongevity.org was launched today and uses big data from anonymised electronic health records to calculate life expectancy.

Who wants to live forever, anyway?

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