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

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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More employees choosing homeworking to care for pets

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A survey by Sensée, a UK-based homeworking outsourcing provider, has found that more than two-thirds (67%) of UK workers experience feelings of guilt, followed closely by anxiety and unhappiness when leaving pets at home for long periods of time.

“The flexibility of home-based working gives employees the opportunity to spend more time caring for members of the family and pets,” explains Sensée CEO Steve Mosser. “By enabling employees to work remotely, companies can relieve the anxiety that many workers with pets feel when away from home for long periods of time.”  Read the article

Majority of UK workers worry About ‘Home Alone’ pets

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More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of UK workers experience feelings of guilt, as well as anxiety and unhappiness, when leaving pets at home for long periods of time, according to new research.

The survey by leading homeworking outsourcing provider Sensée quizzed both home-based and office workers. It also reveals that nearly three-quarters (74%) of office workers claim to have considered working from home in order to care for their pets. Read more