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Work organisation and working patterns

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  • Career breaks contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model contract clause to allow employees to take career breaks.

  • Letter confirming a career break

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter to send to an employee when a career break has been agreed.

  • Letter declining a career break

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter to inform an employee that their application for a career break has been rejected.

  • Letter declining a sabbatical

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including further examples of why an employer might decline an employee's request for a sabbatical.

  • Part-time parents missing out on promotion

    Date:
    6 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Parents who work part time are penalised - with just a 21% chance of being promoted within the next three years - according to research from charity Working Families and childcare provider Bright Horizons.

  • Research giant ponders four-day week for staff

    Date:
    29 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Organisations need to attract and retain the best talent as Brexit skills shortages begin to bite. Nick Throp suggests four ways employers can be creative with their reward strategies.

  • Flexible working doesn't diminish mums' chronic stress

    Date:
    28 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Biological indications for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time compared with colleagues with no children.

  • Hipster jobs boost helping to drive the economy

    Date:
    23 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Roles involving beards, tattoos, downward dogs, artisan coffee and no doubt the odd craft beer are playing an increasingly important role in the UK economy.

  • Flexible working has plateaued, study finds

    Date:
    14 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended to all employees since 2014.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    All workers will have the right to request a more predictable and stable contractual working pattern after 26 weeks' continuous service.

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