Month: <span>May 2021</span>

Czechia – or the Czech Republic, to give it its full name – is a growing destination for British trade as exports of goods and services there more than doubled between 2000 and 2010 and two-way trade is worth over £5billion.

A flight to Prague only takes a couple of hours, if you’ve business associates over there, you might want to consider conference calling as a way to stay in touch – it’s a lot more cost effective and convenient than jetting out there. And current Covid-19 restrictions mean that travel is not permitted between the UK and Czechia.

The good news is, you can set up a conference call for up to 100 people in just a few simple steps, using nothing more than a landline or mobile phone. Here’s how…

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Working from home is great for productivity, it promotes a better work/life balance, and can it can even be a deal-breaker when it comes to hiring the best talent, but it’s also a great opportunity to get a load of other things done on company time – if we’re all completely honest about it, when we work from home we don’t spend every minute of our working day doing things for the business.

But does that necessarily mean we’re less productive when working from home? One in four bosses seem to think so, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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The world of business is changing – rapid advances in technology mean the global community is ever-expanding and the days of working the nine-to-five are a fading memory – especially now it looks like more people than ever will need to work from home for at least part of the working week.

So why is it some conference call providers only offer customer support during traditional business hours?

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Although we’re slowly but surely creeping out of lockdown, it seems that some restrictions and changes to how we do things will be hanging around longer than others. 

Many office-based workplaces are adopting new work from home policies that will see staff working remotely for at least part of the working week. And the winter months could even see a drive to have everyone working from home again, wherever possible, in a bid to keep virus infection rates down.

We could also see a return to face masks.

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Although many of us have had to work from home over the last 12 months or so, telecommuting isn’t for everyone though.

But telecommuting can be beneficial for both employees and employers.  While employees get the benefit of flexible working and the improved work/life balance that brings, employers get a more motivated and productive workforce, with staff who are happier to work longer hours when the daily commute is taken out of the equation.

Many businesses are moving to a remote-first policy, which means more of us than ever will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Here are five top tips to make sure that, as an employer, you get the most of telecommuting.

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