The State of the Workplace 2018

Have your say on workplace limitations

It’s been 200 years since the 8-hour working day was created. These days, tech enables many of us to work remotely and flexibly. So why are so many workplaces still wedded to the 9-5? The Hoxby Collective are conducting a wide-ranging survey to understand the limiting factors within some workplaces and the effects they can…

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Discover the world while you work

We explore the lives of some of our nomadic Hoxbies.

Typically, the reality of remote working means being able to set up an office in the comfort of our own home, perhaps venturing out to the local coffee shop – or if we’re feeling particularly adventurous, trying out the latest co-working space. But with advancements in technology and connectivity, an increasing number of…

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Full-time dad, full-time creative.

Meet Simon.

Being a Hoxby lets you CTRL+ALT+DEL: control your time; alter your workstyle to suit your lifestyle and delete that commute to the soul-shredding office job. No Hoxby better embodies this sense of CTRL+ALT+DEL than Simon Parrott: full-time dad, full-time creative. “I’ve always been a workaholic. My habits – anybody who knows…

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Typing fast with headphones

the challenges of a learning difficulty in a workplace set up against you

Most people dislike the office from time to time, but for those of us with learning difficulties or disabilities, the workplace presents a litany of hidden challenges. Harsh fluorescent lighting, the intrusion of an office radio, the constant interruption of well-meaning colleagues: these everyday occurrences can create a hostile or distressing environment for…

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Yuma! Where on Earth? Making the Most of Military Marriage

We share the stories of two inspiring Hoxby women.

Next time your partner walks in late cursing another broken down train, give thanks that they have just walked through the door at all. Then pause and imagine what it must be like to be a freelancer married into the military. It’s not just the emotional and literal upheaval of deployment, often to places where…

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Freelance Fatherhood: Gifting our children with presence.

We celebrate four freelancing fathers.

‘Are you doing anything dad?’ ‘Well, yeah, I’ve got work to do’ ‘Could you just help me clear the house, I’ve got to give the keys to the estate agent?’ ‘When?’ ‘Today.’ Simon Parrott, freelance creative director and Hoxby, has just got back…

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I’m able to grow my not-for-profit thanks to my workstyle

Life is about plugging into work that makes you happy.

Hueytown, Alabama is a small town in the heart of the Bible Belt of the southeastern United States. You probably imagine a lot of things when you hear “small-town Alabama” and many of those things are probably true. For me, Hueytown was an incredible place to be a kid, and at the same…

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Why more and more millennials are choosing non-traditional workplaces.

An opinion piece from the first-hand experiences of Lexie Hume, Hoxby Associate, and millennial career-woman.

Ten months into a corporate job in the communications department of a global commercial real estate firm, my energy and creativity was dwindling. I had entered the role believing anything was possible, excited to work alongside passionate seniors who would revel in the creative process; together delivering exceptional…

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Love numbers, but don’t love 9-5?

We are actively recruiting for Accountants and Bookkeepers to join us!

  Here’s your opportunity to join one of the most innovative and passionate freelance communities in the world. We’re looking for Finance professionals at all levels to come and join our community. If you have expertise particularly in corporation tax, annual accounts returns, cash flow / forward forecasting…

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