Victoria explores how to conquer both motherhood and career in this op-ed.
Beautifully timed on Father’s Day 2016 after Sunday lunch (and too much sticky toffee pudding), my darling daughter decided to make an appearance. It was an incredible yet utterly terrifying experience, as for any first-time mum, and since then the rollercoaster of life has undoubtedly ramped up a few gears.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
It really is possible to travel the world while running your own business.
I sat at my desk. The job I’d slogged so hard to get and then keep suddenly seemed pointless. I drummed my fingers and mentally hummed Queen’s “I Want to Break Free.” After nearly a decade of early starts, late nights, checking emails from home, phone calls from the boss at…
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…