Creating a Great Home Office

Creating a Great Home Office

Working from home is becoming more and more conventional. As well as the traditional home working roles generally associated with self-employed freelancers or small independent businesses, computer and internet based roles are ever on the increase, allowing many workers in many different sectors the opportunity to forgo the full time office life.

As most people who work from home will tell you; having a designated workspace within your home is essential.

What Not to do

  1. Don’t use your bedroom as a home office

Bedrooms should be a place of rest. Using this room as your ‘office’ will only serve to …

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How does work-life balance affect employee engagement?

How does work-life balance affect employee engagement?

Work-life balance – splitting your time and energy between work and other important aspects of your life – is important for employee engagement, and individuals who do not manage this balance are at risk of burnout or demotivation. However, Aon Hewitt employee engagement research suggests that work-life balance often isn’t the main driver of employee engagement in the UK. Instead these tend to be availability of career opportunities and recognition for a job well done. However, overall organisation-level results can sometimes mask the drivers of specific populations e.g. Generation Y, Baby Boomers, technical specialists, long-serving employees.

I think there are …

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How can power of attorney affect business partners?

How can power of attorney affect business partners?

It is often suggested that you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure but for some individuals this simply isn’t possible. Those starting their own business often do so with someone they know – a friend or relative, spouse or partner. In these situations, plenty of things need to be considered in order to protect both the personal and professional relationships.

The division of company assets and management control is perhaps the biggest consideration and closely related to this are legal considerations surrounding what would happen if one of the partners was to lose their life or become physically or mentally dependent …

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