Month: <span>January 2021</span>

More of us are working from home than ever before – the latest estimates show that a third of UK workers now do so exclusively from home.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show this increase”can be attributed to the formal announcement of national lockdowns in England and mainland Scotland in early January 2021″.

Technology has played a massive part in the work-from-home boom – businesses have had to act swiftly to a remote-first work force to keep things going. If you need some help with working from home, here are seven tools you shouldn’t be without…

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Conference calling can be an etiquette minefield – the lack of visual clues mean people can talk over each other, context can be lost and conversation can be stilted.

And then there’s the headache for home workers who could have a noisy pet or child in the background (or could be eating breakfast while on an early morning conference call).

That’s when the mute button can come in useful – the trick is knowing when and when not to use it…

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Nothing could have prepared us for 2020 – a year that demanded a swift and dramatic restructure of corporate operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Remote workforces were created…

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This coming Monday (January 18, 2021) is Blue Monday – said to be the most depressing day of the year as the perfect combination of bad weather, post-Christmas debt levels, failing New Year’s resolutions, low motivation and at least a week until payday all hit at once.

This year’s could prove to be the bluest Monday yet, as the entire UK is under strict lockdown rules as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly across the country.

If you work from home  your outlook can be even gloomy as you’re stuck between the same four walls for the best part of every day, chasing invoices from work that you hoped would be paid before Christmas.

Here are some top tips to help you beat the Blue Monday blues.

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