Doing more than one job: the new norm?

The number of people doing more than one job is increasing. For some it is the only way to get by in the current financial climate. Others find it gives them greater flexibility and more independence if they adopt what is referred to as a “portfolio career”. A recent survey found the number of people Continue reading..

A work revolution

We’ve all heard about the advantages of flexible working for employees and more recently there have been a number of companies emphasising the business benefits. But a recent report has highlighted the wider social advantages of new ways of working – from local economic regeneration to greater democracy and environmental benefits. The report entitled It’s Continue reading..

Elder care moves up the work agenda in 2014

It’s the new year and there’s been a lot in the news about how the elderly are coping through the winter. Many of them are reliant on their families looking after them and elder care is likely to be a growing issue in the UK over the next decades as the population ages. Since many Continue reading..

Is this the end of 9-5?

Are we becoming a nation of second income earners? A recent UK study by Herbalife has revealed some interesting statistics about our approach to working. It illustrates that the numbers of people working a second job are currently soaring in the UK – allowing us to boost our incomes, seek out additional opportunities we might not Continue reading..