Case study: HEFCE's work-life success

The Higher Education Funding Council for England's work-life balance strategy is now an integral part of daily working life for many staff members.

The Council's culture is particularly supportive of flexible working, with employees able to agree their own schedules within the office hours (7am to 9.30pm) and to work from home.

  • Having a life: work-life balance in practice    Writing in the IRS journal Equal Opportunities Review, Charlotte Wolff profiles the HEFCE's work-life balance policy.


    Striking a balance   Training Magazine asks the training community what role it can play in promoting work-life balance.

    IoD debunks 'urban myths' of work-life balance, Industry slams work-life balance report and Are work-life supporters bad news for employers?    IRS Employment Review and Personnel Today examine a new paper from the Institute of Directors, which argues that many supporters of work-life balance are 'anti-business'.

    Milburn resignation places work-life balance debate centre stage  Writing on, Michael Millar reports on the impact of Alan Milburn's resignation as Secretary of State for Health.

    EOC wants to see more men choose childcare as a career  Ross Wigham reports, from

    Work-life balance survey  Equal Opportunities Review's survey of policy and practice in 118 organisations, covering around 351,281 employees, looks at the range of work-life balance options available to employees and analyses the factors that encourage take-up.

    Striking a balance  Personnel Today's Jane Lewis reports on a round-table discussion at which HR professionals aired their views on work/life balance.

    Valuing work-life balance  Equal Opportunities Review looks at the work-life balance employment initiatives put in place by the five winners of the 2001 Employer of the Year awards - King's College Hospital, Marks & Spencer, the National Magazine Company, Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley and BSMG Worldwide.