Ask yourself: Does this job really require physical presence?

An interview with our Co-Founder, Lizzie Penny

This article originally appeared in Charlie HR’s Magazine.  The Hoxby Collective is a virtual community of freelancers. Its co-founder Lizzie Penny is on a mission to destigmatise flexible working, and give modern talent greater choice to work whenever and from wherever they want. We spoke to Lizzie to learn more about her model of remote…

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Why everyone needs a sounding board at ‘work’

And how The Hoxby Collective might be the perfect community for you

No-one ever had an idea that wasn’t improved by talking it through with someone. Humans are social creatures, designed to learn and share through communication. Particularly in our working lives, we all need a community we can access for problem-sharing, idea-developing and sanity-checking. The old sayings that ‘a problem…

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Love what you do, love where you work

Hoxby Co-Founder Lizzie shares her flexible workspace

A quick insight into how our Co-Founder, Lizzie Penny, loves to work… My ideal workspace In the garden at home under the tree; it’s just shaded enough that I can see my screen, whilst still sitting in the dappled sunlight. I’m not too far from the kitchen with its endless cups of tea,…

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The Impact of Presenteeism in the Workplace – (INFOGRAPHIC)

The results may shock you.

Imagine a world where you never have to miss your child’s sports day. You’re free to meet your friends for brunch. You can take that part-time course you’ve always wanted to do. And best of all, you still get to do the job you love, and you’re judged purely on the quality of…

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“Don’t quit your day dream”

Living the life of a writer in New York

One year ago, on not much more than a whim, I packed in my day job and decided it was time to ‘follow my dream’ of becoming a freelance writer. That year was a roller coaster of ups and downs, and then I found The Hoxby Collective and the ups…

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The Essential Freelancer’s Toolkit

Phil gives us his top four.

In a world where everything is constantly changing, there are a few staples that I feel are essential to have in your ‘kitbag’ when it comes to being a successful freelancer. It’s easy to get carried away and take onboard everything every influencer says you should use. The truth…

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Crafting a career writing for organisations that ‘do good’.

#Lovewhatyoudo Series

Ever wondered why our Associates just seem so god damn happy? It’s because they love what they do! To celebrate this we have launched our #lovewhatyoudo blog series sharing the unique stories of some of our amazing team. Each of our Associates has a different story – they have all had a variety of struggles…

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Want to become a freelancer? Try these 5 tips for a seamless transition.

Becoming a freelancer doesn't have to be a daunting prospect

Becoming a freelancer can be a daunting prospect for many, yet for others, it’s a breeze. After all, you only need a computer and an internet connection, right? When writing this, I considered what it was that I thought I needed to be a freelancer and how to make…

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Eliminating the stigma around mental illness in the workplace

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day – October 10 — is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.(1) Photo by Ben White on…

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The Hoxby Collective.

Huckleberry Partners is now called The Hoxby Collective.
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