Agency Worker Regulations (AWR): What is AWR?

Agency Workers Regulations aim to combat discrimination of people who work for employment agencies, by stating that agency workers should be no less favourably treated in pay and working time than their full-time counterparts, who do the same work. Similar to IR35, the guidance is designed to ensure fair treatment of contractors and freelancers, and ensure that … Read more

Leadership and mental health: "Bosses burn out too"

Interesting read in the Singapore Business Times from Anthea Ong, founder and chairperson of WorkWell Leaders, a non-profit collective of CEOs and leaders focused on championing workplace mental health and wellbeing. The key quote for me: "Employee mental health has never been given more attention by employers. However, experts say late-stage pandemic fatigue is also … Read more

Sending Out an SMS

Last night I went to an event organised by 160characters and the Mobile Entertainment Forum called Sending Out an SMS: Charities Prepare To Go Mobile. Although charities have been slow to pick up the potential offered by mobile the barriers to adoption are crumbling. With a growing number and range of successful case studies, the … Read more

3 Realities of Freelancing and Self-Employment

There is nothing quite like being your own boss. Running your own freelance business can be one of the most exhilarating and thrilling experiences of your life. However, it’s important to remember that being self-employed is also equal parts exhausting and scary. Just like with anything else running your own business has its own faults … Read more

How To Successfully Run Your WordPress Freelance Business

Using Best Practices To Enhance WordPress Operations First, let’s take a brief look at WordPress. If you’ve already got a business using this tool, you understand. If you don’t, then know WordPress is basically an open-source (that means “free”) website making tool. Essentially, this is a powerful blogging solution. In terms of content management and … Read more

To freelance or not to freelance? Advantages and disadvantages of going self-employed

Freelancing can give you a huge range of benefits, which makes becoming a freelancer such an attractive option compared to being employed. Higher pay, improved professional satisfaction and greater flexibility are just some of the benefits of freelancing. However, freelancing does not suit everyone, as there are some challenges associated with starting and running your … Read more