Category: News

Digital Nomad vs Remote Worker

24th June 2019 Off

The typical 9-5 office based work is slowly becoming a thing of the past. More and more people want better work/life harmony. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible, especially if you’re in an office type job working Monday-Friday 9-5, but once you start #SmartWorking, the impossible becomes possible. A new trend that has developed over the…

By Cassie Cain

Debunking the misconceptions of Remote Workers

11th April 2019 Off

In the UK, it’s estimated that around 1.5 million employees already work remotely. Recent data has revealed that in 2018, the number of SmartWorking job listings increased by 151%, but why are some businesses still very reluctant to hire remote workers? There are many false illusions about SmartWorking, below, we’ve listed the top 4 misconceptions about SmartWorkers.…

By Cassie Cain

London: Combatting the Low Emission Zone

5th April 2019 Off

Working and living in London is often a dream come true for many people, however, getting to and from work is becoming increasingly more difficult for many with the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). What is the Low Emission Zone? The Low Emission Zone has been put in place to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel…

By Cassie Cain

Top 10 Remote Working Trends of 2019

14th March 2019 Off

As remote working becomes more and more prevalent in the professional world, we took the time to identify the top 10 predicted remote working trends of 2019.   1.) Demanding flexibility from employers Now more than ever, workers who are millennials and Gen Z are comfortable advocating for flexibility from their employers. They can see…

By Abigail Stack

Indonesia Joins the Flexible Working Revolution

14th January 2019 Off

Taking a positive step towards revolutionizing traditional modes of working to encourage more female participation, the Manpower Ministry of Indonesia has planned to make more flexible working hours available to enable more women to work. This regulation will seek to increase their participation in the labour market by working suitable hours; the aim is to…

By Priyanka Athavale

Germany Announces Mandatory Work from Home Legislation

9th January 2019 Off

Germany’s Labor Ministry announced its new year legislation plans to make the option to work from home mandatory. The initiative will force German employers to either allow their employees to work from home or explain why it is not possible. A study by the Federal Ministry of Labor suggests that 40 percent of Germans would like to…

By Ashima Madan

Rural Regeneration: Burren Enterprise Centre facilitates SmartWorkers

3rd December 2018 Off

Week THREE of our Rural Regeneration series is fast approaching! And I have loved every minute of it. I guess you could say this series came about half accidentally half deliberately when I began sourcing information for our SmartVillages initiative. This initiative promotes Rural Regeneration and I came across both uplifting and inspiring stories about…

By Chloe Sullivan