Demand for digital freelancers has dropped by 21% since ChatGPT was launched
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9h ago
The demand for freelancers working in writing, and coding related jobs has dropped by 21% since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, according to new research by Imperial College Business School, Harvard Business School and the German Institute for Economic Research.This research paper, Who is AI Replacing? The Impact of Generative AI on Online Freelancing Platforms, looks at the impact of generative AI technologies on the demand for creative professionals who work on an hourly basis for different clients.The researchers reviewed data on a global online freelancing job platfo ..read more
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Are your finances affecting your mental health?
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by Family Friendly Working
2d ago
New research reveals that 90% of mums worry more about money once they are expecting or have a newborn and over half (51%) describe their feelings as anxious or worried. The top financial concerns are household bills (81%), affording childcare (61%) and returning to work after maternity leave (49%). Nursery product manufacturer, Graco researched with Mother&Baby and First Time Mums in February 2024. They reached 846 mums to understand how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting homes with very young children. Two thirds (63%) of the mums revealed that finances are affecting their menta ..read more
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Price of food a key barrier to healthy diets for children
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2d ago
A new survey*, commissioned for Healthy Eating Week this week by the British Nutrition Foundation and conducted by YouGov found that the price of healthier foods is the main factor holding parents back from feeding their children a healthy diet. This survey asked 1007 British parents of children up to age 18, to choose which factors made it harder to feed their children a healthy diet, what would help them provide a healthier diet and what makes it difficult to get their children to eat vegetables. In response, almost half of all parents surveyed (45%) said that healthy foo ..read more
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Design your home to support home working
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by Family Friendly Working
3d ago
Having a work-from-home or hybrid work position can be a wonderful opportunity to get the best of both worlds.   Maintaining a balanced, happy home life while still being productive can be tricky, but is most certainly possible. Here are some tips to help create a harmonious work-from-home life. Location, location… it’s all about finding the right spot! A few factors need to be considered when identifying a place to designate as your own- do you have space to spare or an area that is under-utilised, like a spare alcove?  Are you ..read more
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5 reasons why using a professional studio for your podcast makes sense
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by Family Friendly Working
3d ago
By Maz Farsani, Outset Studio The popularity of podcasts is undeniable. In the UK, a quarter of us listen to podcasts weekly, more than a third of us listen monthly, and worldwide there more than four million podcasts available. They range from a one-man-in-his-shed setup to those with big budgets and high production values fronted by poached-from-the-BBC top tier journalists. It is the broadest of churches. But unlike actual churches, podcasting has an increasing number of people interested in what’s being said. Some podcasts are made just for fun, some ..read more
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Has your child’s hearing been tested?
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by Family Friendly Working
4d ago
By Dr Sebastian Hendricks, Thomson Screening.  It is important for parents and teachers to look out for signs of possible hearing problems in children. The sooner advice is the sought, the quicker appropriate action can be taken. To illustrate this, here is Jordan’s story.  Case study  Jordan was a happy and friendly child who loved to learn new things and play with his friends. He was always curious and eager to explore the world around him. But something changed when Jordan was four years old. He started to have trouble paying attention ..read more
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Fussy or Flexi: Two-fifths of professionals think switching to ‘chrono-working’ could improve mental health
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by Family Friendly Working
5d ago
Two-fifths of professionals feel that their mental health could be improved by trailing ‘chrono-working’ – the process where companies allow you to choose work hours according to your natural sleeping pattern.  The findings come amidst 54% of employees stating that their organisations flexible work policies are not tailored to their needs – with over a third of organisations (35%) taking a one-size fits all approach to flexible working such as 2-days in the office, or early finish Fridays.  The vast majority of flexible working policies have come about organically (22%) as a result o ..read more
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6 Best Ways to Add Dimension to Your Home Décor
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by Family Friendly Working
5d ago
If you think that your home’s interior design is looking a little bland and flat, it’s probably a good idea to consider adding dimension to your décor. This will bring depth and complexity to your living space, creating visually appealing areas to enhance the overall look and feel of your home.  That being said, it can be daunting to explore this design strategy. This is especially true if you’re new to DIY decorating, when the fear of making mistakes can hold you back. However, if you keep the following design tips in mind, you can get a bigger picture of what you can achieve and gain co ..read more
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Practical Tips for Couples Managing Two Careers and Kids, Without the Benefits of Remote Working
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by Family Friendly Working
6d ago
The widespread adoption of remote working has undoubtedly changed the landscape for parents trying to balance their careers with raising a young family. However, it’s essential to acknowledge that not all professions can accommodate remote or flexible working arrangements. Despite the challenges, there are strategies available to alleviate the strain on family life without compromising your career aspirations. Negotiate for a Level of Flexibility in Working Hours Many roles require a physical presence in the office, making it difficult to adjust working hours. However, even minor adjustments ..read more
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Half of new dads take just two weeks off with newborn
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by Family Friendly Working
6d ago
As Father’s Day approaches, new data from Zurich UK reveals that half of new dads take just two weeks off with their newborns. Of those that didn’t take any time at all, seven out of 10 simply couldn’t afford it. [1] In fact, according to new research by the insurer of 1,000 new dads, three quarters of dads say they’d like to take up to 12 weeks off work at this time. The survey found that a third of dads take annual leave to spend extra time bonding with their newborn and one in 10 have resorted to taking unpaid time off. By stark contrast, two thirds of new dads at Zurich ..read more
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