How to Stay Out of Trouble When Growing Your Business

There are many problems that can arise when you’re looking to grow your business and take it to where you feel it should be. All too often, inexperienced and eager entrepreneurs end up landing themselves in hot water or causing problems for themselves in completely unnecessary ways. Staying safe and ensuring you’re not putting your…

Half of employers regularly check workers’ social media accounts

Research collated by Instant Offices shows that almost half of UK employers (47%) admit to checking up on current employees via social media.   Additionally, 34% say that they have gone one step further and reprimanded or even fired an employee in the worst-case scenario due to the content they posted on their social media. …

1 in 4 female tech professionals uncomfortable asking for pay rise, claims study

The latest annual report from specialist tech staffing firm Nigel Frank International has found that many women in the tech industry are still uncomfortable asking for a raise, and are less likely to receive one following their negotiation. The survey asked IT professionals from around the world their opinions on the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem, including…

Average adult spends over 5 years of their lives doing admin, claims study

The average adult will spend a total of five years and five months of their lives just doing admin, according to a new study.Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found they typically spend 21 hours and 36 minutes a week doing admin in their jobs. On top of this, a further eight hours and 48 minutes…

Average worker to spend £200 in post-pandemic fashion boom

Returning to the office is set to ignite a post-pandemic fashion boom, as more than half of UK workers plan to refresh their work wardrobe. The average worker is preparing to spend nearly £200 each on new work clothes in the next month, to celebrate the end of lockdown - and getting back into an…

Half of working adults believe pandemic has damaged career prospects

A poll of 2,000 employed or recently unemployed adults found almost one in 10 believe the industry or sector in which they work has become unstable following the events of the past 12 months. Others have had their pay reduced (eight per cent) or hours cut (11 per cent) as some businesses battle to keep…

Small business owners reveal Top 30 things they wish they’d known

Small business owners have revealed the things they wish they'd known before starting out, including the importance of being patient – and being prepared to sacrifice their personal life! Research of 500 UK SME owners also revealed they would have liked to have appreciated how important sales and marketing is, as well as how much paperwork…

1 in 3 adults unhappy in current job, claims survey

A study of 2,000 workers found 32 per cent feel unhappy in their current job and 18 per cent are dissatisfied with their quality of life at work. Over the last 12 months, 64 per cent of the employees polled were based at home, resulting in 61 per cent of them working outside of their…

6 in 10 office workers unable to separate work and home life

Almost six in 10 office workers are struggling to separate work and home life with some calling for a 'fake commute' to take the place of a real one.  A survey of 2,000 UK adults who have been forced to work from home this year found the average person is saving 60 minutes a day…

Nine To Five Style: How To Look Chic At Work

When you’re someone that loves style, it’s safe to say that you may always want to be able to look and feel good. Whether you’re obsessed with the catwalks and designer trends, or you prefer to keep an eye on what’s cropping up in the high street and local styles, fashion can be a lot…