Working patterns

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  • Pilot flexible working programmes for teachers announced

    Date:
    1 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    Justine Greening has announced new pilot programmes to look at ways of supporting and employing teachers flexibly, and enhancing coaching schemes for women working in education.

  • Wellbeing

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.

  • Retaining staff

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated with information on trends in retaining staff.

  • Jobs market lags behind demand for flexible working

    Date:
    19 September 2017
    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.

  • Call for evidence on returning to work after time out for caring

    Date:
    31 August 2017
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government has launched a call for evidence seeking views on barriers to returning to work after taking time out of the workplace due to caring responsibilities.

  • 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.

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