Working patterns

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  • Jobs market lags behind demand for flexible working

    Type:
    News

    Employees' desire for flexible working far exceeds companies' capacity to offer it, a report published today has found.

  • Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

    Date:
    7 September 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This goes beyond flexible working policies, argues Prezi's global head of HR, Emoke Starr.

  • Acas research highlights pros and cons of flexible working

    Date:
    23 August 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    There are hidden benefits and drawbacks to flexible working arrangements, new research from employment adviser Acas finds. Adrian Wakeling, senior policy adviser, looks at the key messages for employers.

  • Date:
    19 July 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure that being able to log on from anywhere does not lead to people never turning off?

  • Why HR should step up and support working carers

    Date:
    27 June 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The UK's social care crisis was a hot topic during this month's general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at how employers can support staff who are carers.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on the gender pay gap reporting requirement, in force from 6 April 2017 for private- and voluntary-sector organisations, and 31 March 2017 for public-sector organisations.

  • Nurses and teachers choose agency work for better work-life balance, report finds

    Date:
    24 February 2017
    Type:
    News

    Teachers and nurses are choosing to work through agencies because they are disillusioned with permanent work, research has found.

  • Dads face negative bias in quest for work-life balance

    Date:
    22 February 2017
    Type:
    News

    Fathers face a negative bias when seeking a better work-life balance or applying for part-time employment, a new study suggests.

  • Employers more willing to consider job shares at senior level

    Date:
    30 January 2017
    Type:
    News

    More than two-fifths of employers would now be willing to consider a job share for a senior role, research by flexible working consultancy Timewise has found.

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