How to calculate annual leave allowance

Here’s a handy guide for companies and workers on how to calculate annual leave and find out what everyone’s entitled to.…

Michael Metcalf

The paperless office: how going paper-free can change your life

We wouldn’t advocate everything in life be constrained to a screen, but we do believe in the freedom that going paperless brings to an enjoyable, efficient office life.…

Michael Metcalf

Should you bring your 'true self' to work? And what does that really mean?

Making an effort to fit in is often a necessity in the workplace. But is this act really necessary? Is it better for people to be truly themselves at work, instead of putting on a metaphorical mask to fit in?…

Michael Metcalf

Should you take paternity leave? How to make the decision

We’re all about doing things differently here, so our advice - forget the stigma and take the leave. Having a healthy relationship with your partner and child is much more important than office politics.…

Michael Metcalf

Arbejdsglæde: the Danish concept of happiness at work

Knowing that you’re making a positive impact in the lives of your coworkers, community and society at large is going to give you the drive to put in more effort each day. It’s the difference between putting in the bare minimum and going all-out to solve difficult problems and create value.…

Michael Metcalf

What is Life Leave, and will it work for your business?

The policy "enables employees to take up to two weeks of paid leave for significant personal situations, such as settling in a new pet, moving house, studying for exams or making the final preparations for a wedding”.…

Michael Metcalf

Long-term service rewards: what to give and what to avoid

Expectations have changed, and gold watches aren’t so much in vogue these days. So what else can you offer? And why do it in the first place?…

Michael Metcalf

Which is better: one long holiday, or lots of short ones?

During stressful times, it’s easy to want a lengthy break. But over the course of a year, are they the best idea? Or are more frequent, shorter breaks more effective at giving us the rest we need?…

Michael Metcalf