Thoughts

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

Unpaid internships - valuable opportunities, or modern day slave labour?

Anyone who gets a work experience position should be grateful for the opportunity to learn, and should work hard in return. But they should also be paid.…

Night working - rules, regulations, and how to make it work

There are millions of night workers around the country, but they're sometimes forgotten when we think about how to treat staff properly. Are you getting the best from your valuable overnighters?…

How to build a company culture deck

It might only take a day or so, but could pay off for years. So why not open up your notepad and define how your company culture should operate?…

How to invest in your staff ethically

Employees give their time and energy to you, but if all you give back to them is salary, you’re doing a disservice to them and your company.…

Should you practice digital minimalism?

If you feel that digital ‘noise’ is impacting on your health and happiness , maybe you just need to just turn off, logout, and unplug.…

Our top ten books on rest

If you’re taking some time off soon - and you definitely should - why not pick up a few of these to enjoy in your downtime?…

Work-life balance is driven by company culture

The whole concept of a work-life balance has shifted with recent evolutions of working culture. Some reckon the phrase shouldn't exist at all, and we should just have a life which occasionally includes work.…

Building a conflict-free workplace

You want a team with a variety of ideas to keep things vibrant and productive, but you don't want disagreements and conflict to damage the team's dynamic.…

Our top ten books on company culture

Business leaders, academics and commentators all have lots to say about how we should be doing things at work. So here are the best company culture books from the past year or two that’ll help you see things in a different light, and set a new course for your business.…