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Employment Law Update – Autumn 2017

We know that it can be hard to keep abreast of the latest changes to employment law. Which is why we have asked legal experts, Gateley Plc, to produce an Employment Law Update covering the key changes that took affect this autumn. This edition covers the legal implications of our exit from the EU and Read more about Employment Law Update – Autumn 2017[…]

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Thinking about working from home? Six things to consider

Chiumento is a ‘virtually virtual’ business. Over 80% of our team now work permanently from home and that will increase further in the months ahead. Much has already been said about the benefits of a virtual business. For example, one of our team recently wrote a blog explaining the difference it has made to her Read more about Thinking about working from home? Six things to consider[…]

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Is “I Daniel Blake” a fair portrayal of the state of our Jobcentres?

The film, I Daniel Blake, which charts one man’s struggle to financially survive after losing his job, hit a chord with us here at Chiumento.  Being so close to home it sparked a discussion around the use of a ‘one size fits all’ system when it comes to securing Job Seekers Allowance. The questionnaires and Read more about Is “I Daniel Blake” a fair portrayal of the state of our Jobcentres?[…]

How the 24/7/365 consumer is driving the new world of work

I read an interesting article recently that I think opens up a big debate about the new world of work. The article is based on research that suggests many UK workers are working many hours for free. What I think we need to recognise is that we’ve moved away from a world where we are paid largely for Read more about How the 24/7/365 consumer is driving the new world of work[…]

Wake up to the new world of work

The post-recession economy has spawned a new world of work. The roots of this revolution go back several decades but it took the catalyst of a serious downturn to really accelerate the changes. In the past fortnight I’ve seen a whole range of articles and white papers that have touched on the issues involved. What’s Read more about Wake up to the new world of work[…]

Critical conversations – why do we regularly avoid them?

Critical conversations were the central topic of our latest Investors in People (IiP) Champion Series Event. Aimed primarily at CEOs and MDs, these events explore key aspects of leadership and management and are made possible by the generous help of IiP South and Grant Thornton. As we quickly established, thinking about critical conversations as bruising, Read more about Critical conversations – why do we regularly avoid them?[…]