Thoughts

Our thoughts on taking Time off Work, the wider HR industry, management and running a tech startup.

Supporting your employees while working from home

This post is a cultural guide for managers and business owners to helping employees feel safe, valued and connected.…

Remote work: staying healthy and connected

Whether you’re new to working from home, or you’re a veteran in need of some new ideas, this should help you make sense of it all a bit more. Here’s what we know about being healthy and productive during this period of increased home working.…

Ten of the Best HR Books

HR books are a must-have for achieving these aims, but with so many to choose from, it's not easy knowing which books to dedicate your time to. Fortunately, we've done the hard work for you! With a mix of the latest research and timeless wisdom, here are 10 of the best HR books to get your mitts on.…

The right to disconnect - ending unpaid electronic work

Millions of us take part in out-of-hours communication with our workplaces. But what we don’t often consider is that it’s basically unpaid work.…

Is meditation the key to a high performing company?

Meditation seems to have such a positive effect, we might start to soon see it made mandatory in workplaces. So what is it about meditation that businesses seem to like so much?…

Should your office become paperless?

Ultimately, most businesses are likely to transition to becoming paperless workplaces in the near future. The question then becomes less about whether to become a paperless office, but when to make the transition, and how.…

Is remote work the right choice for you?

These days, it's becoming more of a reality. At some point, we’ll have to stop talking about the ‘rise' of remote work, but not yet - it’s being adopted by more and more companies around the world each day.…

"It felt like I was only gone for a day!" - How to stop your holidays from whizzing by

Time works differently on holiday. Sometimes you can come back feeling like you never left. Here’s what’s really going on - and what you can do about it.…

Crunch culture and how to avoid it

It’s the all-hands-on-deck period, where everyone piles in to complete the work before the important deadline. If it’s missed, the consequences could be dire, so it’s time to bust out the overtime sheets, stick the coffee machine on, and get working.…