The information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signalled that it will take the current circumstances into account when considering enforcement action under GDPR. However, the ICO will still expect employers to take appropriate action to protect information when working from home.
When working from home it’s not always in the front of our mind to get up from our desks, to walk around, to stay hydrated or even to get food. We can lose track of time, forget to take regular breaks and become more focused and engrossed in our work and jobs without thinking.
For some, there are also distractions in our home environment, everything from children to TV shows, our phones and social media channels can all have an impact on productivity, motivation and overall wellbeing.
So how do you find a happy medium?
Read our tips on how to ensure your working from home set up, is working for you.
Even a basic desk and chair may still not be a reality and the effects of working from the floor, sofa or bed are taking their toll.
Don’t let your new workstation hinder you, there are solutions to make most places in your house safe, comfortable, and inviting. Here are our tips and top picks of the best products to suit many different home office locations.
Without preparing for a dispersed workforce, there can be risks of lower productivity, reduced security and inadequate health and wellbeing support.
You need the right policies and equipment in place to prevent these problems. When these steps are taken, dispersed working can be a big success.
Six ways that EdTech is transforming education
If you work in education, you’re likely to be aware of the huge potential of technology, or EdTech, for students and teachers.
EdTech is the mix of hardware, software and educational theories that can make learning easier and improve outcomes.
And a government EdTech strategy, backed by a £10 million investment, aims to bring more new and helpful tech innovation to schools.
The UK government launched the strategy in 2019. The plan is to encourage tech that reduces teacher workload, boosts student outcomes and levels the playing field for students with special needs.
Workplaces have been evolving for some time due to an increase in flexible working requests. While some businesses have found it difficult to accommodate such requests, the current circumstances have left organisations with no choice but to become more flexible with both working patterns and environments.
Many businesses have had to adapt quickly and provide their workforce with the equipment and software necessary to enable remote working. Most companies will now have overcome the initial obstacles, but the next step is to consider how managers can keep their teams motivated and efficient while working remotely, especially those who are used to managing teams in the workplace.
Here are our six top tips to keep your team motivated while working remotely:
When it comes to printing it can be very confusing with lots of jargon and options to choose from.
Here’s our quick guide to help you understand the different types of professional printing and select the most suitable option for your next project.
Organisation is they key to ensuring things run smoothly, especially in fast paced office environments.
Labelling is a great organisational tool, from helping identify files and folders, creating visitor badges, tracking assets and making light work of large mailouts. Replacing handwritten labels with printed ones adds a certain level professionalism as well as making things easier for everybody. A truly effective labelling solution can improve efficiency, productivity and security letting you get back to focussing on getting the job done.
With over 30 years’ experience, Brother take the lead when it comes to labelling solutions. Here are four ways a labelling solution from Brother can help your business.
An increasing number of businesses are currently working on their digital transformation strategies to make their company more efficient, productive, and scalable.
And yet this approach regularly contradicts and pushes the boundaries for how many organisations operate in reality.
Managers carefully select the best talent by going through a lengthy recruitment process. Once they’ve hired the right candidate, they put them in an office environment where they are statistically interrupted every 11 minutes by endless ‘quick questions’. According to a UC Irvine study, it will then take an employee around 25 minutes to get back to the place they were at before the distraction.
If you’re about to start working from home, you may be wondering how best to go about it.
Working flexibly at home can be a great way to get things done, but if you don’t set a few ground rules, for yourself and others, your efficiency can soon drop.
To build your perfect work at home environment you will need to: