The gig economy: Is it time to change the law?

Halfway through 2016, the term gig economy was thrown into the limelight. Although suggesting a new phenomenon had made an appearance, all that had really happened was that someone came up with a fancier name for freelance work, enhanced by the use of technology. It also prompted the question of whether we should change the law around it.

With fewer people working in traditional “jobs for life”, the gig economy got off to a flying start. However, now we’re further down the line it has transpired that many businesses are in fact using the gig economy to cut the costs of employing workers – and we should change the law to prevent it. Read more

Article published in RealBusiness.co.uk

Guest blog for WorkWise UK: Commuting; people, planet and profit

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In support of National Commute Week organised by WorkWise UK, Steve Mosser, CEO of Sensée, was invited to contribute an article on CSR aspects relating to Commuting.

On average, UK citizens spend an hour a day commuting to and from work. Over and above the actual time involved, there is also a significant number of other downsides: the high cost of public transport, escalating fuel costs, traffic jams, bad weather, packed commuter trains, personal risks related to late night commuting (visibility and safety), transport delays and cancellations, leaves on the line… I could go on.

You may have assumed that I don’t like commuting. And you’d be right – I don’t! But it’s not my dislike of commuting that that’s important or relevant during National Commute Week, it’s how companies can support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals by implementing flexible – and smarter – ways of working that also happen not to involve commuting. Read more

 

Sensée in The Telegraph: Do you need an office?

Remote working isn’t just for small companies

At Sensee, a customer service provider, almost all 800 employees work from home. The company provides all the software, but staff must have their own desktop computer, phone, broadband connection and a secluded space to work. “It’s as much for the security of the employee as for the data of the client,” says Steve Mosser, founder and chief executive. “We don’t do things with laptops, as Wi-Fi networks aren’t secure – and we have a health and safety responsibility to the people we employ, which is limited to the vicinity of their work stations.”  Read the article

 

Sensée strengthens leadership team with two appointments

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Andrew Rosser and Steven Tongue join Sensée. Zoe Stewart promoted to Head of Human Resources.

“This is an exciting time for the company. Demand for our services, combined with intense competition, means we always need to be looking for new ways to improve our offering and give customers what they want – the most talented staff available,” said Steve Mosser, CEO of SensĂ©e.

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Homeworking Hours

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Research from homeworking outsourcer Sensée suggests home-based employees are choosing to work more hours than when they worked in traditional offices. Despite opting to work more hours daily, the research found that home workers are happier because they’re empowered to choose the hours they work so they can still attend to family responsibilities. Three quarters of current home-based employees (77 per cent) stated that working from home enables them to achieve more in their day, including caring for family members or friends, exercising more and further education. Time and money saved on commuting – along with more control over their day – were cited among the top three benefits of working from home.  Read the article

Home workers happier, able to balance responsibilities

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New research claims that home-based employees are choosing to work more hours than those who work in traditional offices. According to the study carried out by homeworking agency Sensée, despite opting to work more hours daily, home workers are generally happier because they’re empowered to choose the hours they work so they can still attend to family responsibilities. Three quarters of home workers (77 percent) stated that working from home enables them to achieve more, including caring for family members or friends and exercising more. Time and money saved on commuting – along with more control over their day – were cited among the top three benefits of working from home. Access the findings

Home workers happier despite working longer hours

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Home-based workers are happier than their colleagues in the office, despite ending up working longer hours, according to new research.

Despite opting to work more hours daily, the research by home working outsourcer Sensée found that home workers are happier because they’re empowered to choose the hours they work so they can still attend to family responsibilities.

Three quarters of current home-based employees (77%) stated that working from home enables them to achieve more in their day, including caring for family members or friends, exercising more and further education. Read the article

Homeworkers are happier

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New research has found that home-based employees are choosing to work more hours than when they worked in traditional offices, according to research carried out by Sensée.Despite opting to work more hours daily, the research found that home workers are happier because they’re empowered to choose the hours they work so they can still attend to family responsibilities. Read the coverage in contact centres.com

Home workers happier despite choosing to work more hours

Home workers happier despite choosing to work more hours

British home workers are also spending more time caring for family members

New research has found that home-based employees are choosing to work more hours than when they worked in traditional offices, according to research carried out by Sensée.

Despite opting to work more hours daily, the research found that home workers are happier because they’re empowered to choose the hours they work so they can still attend to family responsibilities. Three quarters of current home-based employees (77%) stated that working from home enables them to achieve more in their day, including caring for family members or friends, exercising more and further education.

Time and money saved on commuting – along with more control over their day – were cited among the top three benefits of working from home.

“Homeworking has progressed massively in the past five years. We’re at what we are calling the next generation of homeworking, or Homeworking 2.0. This is where all barriers associated with home working are removed, including the challenge of trust between an employer and employee. Critically, our ecosystem enables people to choose when they work, and employers have peace-of-mind that they are fully focused on work activities when they do,” explains Steve Mosser, CEO of Sensée.

“Although home working isn’t for everyone, it gives those that want to an opportunity to have more control over their day by being truly empowered to build their work hours around their life. As the UK’s biggest employer of home workers, many of our staff choose to convert the hours saved on commuting to work more. The great news is that they’re still overall happier and have a better work/life balance – largely because they don’t need to sacrifice time doing things that are important to them, and most importantly when they want to do them,” said Mosser.

The research revealed a desire to work from home among office-based employees. Three-fifths (81%) of office-based employees said they would take the opportunity to work from home (full time/part time) to care for a family member or friend.

A number of office workers expressed their cynicism about homeworking due to a fear of either distractions or loneliness. However Homeworking 2.0 has been successful in addressing both of these concerns through technology and new ways of collaborative working.

Offering both full-time and part-time home working positions, Sensée gives employees a rewarding career serving customers of the UK’s leading brands. To find out more and apply for one of the positions available, candidates are encouraged to visit: http://www.sensee.co.uk/homeworking/vacancies.html?src=1234

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