Working patterns

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  • 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.

  • Inquiry into "fatherhood penalty" launched by Government

    Date:
    16 January 2017
    Type:
    News

    The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into how employers can better support fathers in the workplace.

  • Date:
    15 November 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    More than a quarter of women polled in a recent survey by Workingmums had their flexible working request turned down, and nearly one in five has had to leave her job because her request was refused. Bar Huberman outlines nine common flexible working request pitfalls for employers.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    16 August 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.

  • Policy on sporting and other special events

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to deal with absence and other issues arising at the time of sporting or other special events such as the UEFA European Championships 2016.

  • Podcast: Major sporting events and the workplace

    Date:
    3 June 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast we discuss how employers can take advantage of the employee engagement opportunities that major sporting events like Euro 2016 offer, as well as highlighting some of the issues that might arise during the event such as competing requests for time off and absenteeism.

  • Shift working survey 2015 - pay and working patterns

    Date:
    4 December 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our latest research investigates the most common shift patterns and looks at the hours, rotations and pay of shift workers.

  • Supporting fathers

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to engage expectant fathers or fathers with dependent children, including support during paternity leave, ordinary parental leave and shared parental leave.

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