Michael Metcalf

Michael is a writer for Timetastic. He writes about HR, company culture and taking time off work. He's also a marketing strategist, copywriter and creativity enthusiast.

Manchester

109 posts

How to get comfortable with your team taking time off

Employees taking time off is healthy - for themselves, for you, and for the company. We think you should encourage time off more, so here’s a few reasons to get more comfortable with it.…

Company culture should be fluid, not fixed

A look at company culture and the notion that it shouldn't be a fixed state, it should be something that develops and gets better over time.…

How to enjoy video calls more

That third virtual all-hands of the week isn’t too appealing. So here’s a few ways you can spice up the standard video call, both for business and pleasure.…

How to simplify your working life

Here are a few simple and easy ways to freshen up your working life - and put a spring in your step too.…

Now might be the time for a 4-day work week

Reducing our time spent working so we can rest, socialise and enjoy more of our lives sounds like a good deal for workers, but it turns out that companies feel the benefit too. A 32-hour focused working week might even bring the same (or better) results as a standard 40-hour one.…

Should companies pay stipends for home working?

With all the uncertainty of the last few months, we’ve focused on the practicalities of home working. But there’s been a rather large economic shift alongside this - one that hasn’t had much attention yet. Who pays for it?…

How to reduce non-sickness absence in your business

There are plenty of ways to reduce non-sickness absence, and they’re simpler than you might think.…

How to go on holiday at home

Although we’ll be allowed out of the house at some point. Here's how to take a proper holiday, from the comfort of your own home.…

Booking annual leave in uncertain times

What happens to booking leave during lockdown? Should you just forget it until things open up again? Or is now the best time to lock down that annual leave?…