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If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…

Although I have a slight issue with the term millennial, (I’m not really sure how such a diverse group of people with differing wants and needs can be grouped together under a single term) you can’t argue with the fact that endless pieces of research, including this latest piece by Totaljobs, all confirm the same Read more about If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…[…]

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Retail crisis – the elephant in the room?

  As the CEO of a business that specialises in helping people facing redundancy, I’ve been taking a close interest in the unfolding retail crisis. Just today we’ve seen House of Fraser announce the potential closure of 31 stores with the loss of up to 6,000 jobs. And that was followed by news that Poundworld Read more about Retail crisis – the elephant in the room?[…]

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Virtual still means real…

If you look up the definition of virtual in the dictionary you get the following: ‘almost a particular thing or quality’ or in terms of computing ‘Something that is virtual can be done or seen using a computer and therefore without going anywhere or talking to anyone’. So, it’s understandable when we talk about ourselves Read more about Virtual still means real…[…]

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How to overcome the downsides of working from home

Chiumento is a virtual organisation, which isn’t to say we’re not a real one, made up of real people doing real jobs. Just that we aren’t all doing those jobs in an office together, we’re each doing our own job from home. We’re strong advocates of flexible and remote working practices. We can list the Read more about How to overcome the downsides of working from home[…]

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How to manage a remote team.

Since we moved to a virtual working model in 2016 the question I get asked the most is, ‘how do you manage people when they’re spread all over the country?’  And it’s a valid question, and one that will no doubt be asked of leaders more often in the future, as more organisations implement remote Read more about How to manage a remote team.[…]

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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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Work-life integration: it’s a digital thing

Traditionally, just like computer code, work was pretty much a binary thing. It was, quite simply, a matter of on or off. A traditional working day would be 010 – ie off, on, off. You turned up and switched on at 9 and then switched off again at 5. Today our working day is much Read more about Work-life integration: it’s a digital thing[…]

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The new world of work: why the Daleks have it nailed

The last few weeks have convinced me that we just aren’t coping with the realities of the new world of work. And the longer that goes on the more I fear for the future. Last week I attended an interesting session on digital transformation. It confirmed all the thinking Chiumento has been doing about how Read more about The new world of work: why the Daleks have it nailed[…]

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