Balancing Work and Life: Taking Advantage of Contracting Flexibility
We all know that trying to find the balance between our working and home lives is one of the most important things we can do to avoid feeling overwhelmed or burnt out. The problem, of course, is that finding balance is often easier said than done! Research by clinical experts Forth shows that 85% of adults in Britain feel constantly stressed, with work being cited as one of the top 3 primary sources of stress .
The Work/Life Balance
There’s no right or wrong answer, no right or wrong percentage of time spent here or there, when it comes to finding the perfect work/life balance. Rather, it’s about ensuring that you’re not only challenging yourself and...
Best Holiday Destinations for Your Contracting Downtime
While there are many benefits to choosing contracting over permanent employment — greater flexibility and a constant stream of new challenges are two great examples — perhaps one of the biggest advantages to this way of working is the ability to schedule contracts to allow for time off whenever you need it most. The problem, of course, is that it’s not always easy to identify the best, most effective use of this time!
If you’re struggling to think of some holiday destinations that will refresh, revive, and leave you feeling ready to tackle your next contract when you get back home, here are some great ideas to help you out:
One of the main benefits of contracting is the contractor’s way of life. More flexible than permanent employment, contracting can give you the freedom to explore and develop your own niche skills while bringing unrivalled value to growing businesses. However, despite the benefits of this way of life, it’s certainly a lot different to what many IT professionals have become accustomed to in employment.
The contracting role habit is one that can be tricky to form — and easy to lose — but making the effort to build and maintain this habit is one of the keys to finding IT contract roles that are the perfect fit for you.
Here are 4 easy yet effective ways to...