Thoughts

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

Smart Works: Get the clothes, get the confidence, get the job

We've been supporting Smart Works Manchester since February 19. They're helping women back into the workplace with interview coaching and clothing.…

Our partnership with Trees for Life

This Spring, we formed a new partnership with environmental nonprofit Trees for Life.…

Ethics at Timetastic: 1% for the Planet

In April we joined 1% for the planet. That means from here on we donate 1% of our revenues to environmental charities.…

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 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.…