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?
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.
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.
Fathers face a negative bias when seeking a better work-life balance or applying for part-time employment, a new study suggests.
Updated to include information on trends in retaining staff.
The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into how employers can better support fathers in the workplace.
Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.
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.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to flexible working schemes.