Forty-four outstanding UK organisations have been shortlisted across 9 categories in the 2010 Top Employers for Working Families Awards .
The awards, organised by leading work-life balance charity Working Families are uniquely validated by ind More...20 August 2010 15:49
Working hours are on the rise again after the recession and cost-saving measures implemented by employers led to a forced "detox" for workers. A study of official UK and EU statistics by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) f More...02 August 2010 08:52
Following a report highlighting the 35 million days UK workers falsely take off as sick days , business commentators have questioned whether the problem lies with employers themselves.
Stephen Bevan, managing director of The Work Foundation , More...15 July 2010 16:07
A new survey has found many parents are struggling to find childcare for their children over the summer holidays, the BBC has reported .
The research from the national childcare charity Daycare Trust found 60 of the 150 Family Information Servi More...14 July 2010 08:32
Organisations are being given an extra two weeks to register and enter the Top Employers for Working Families Awards . The new closing date for entries has been extended from 30 June 2010 to 16 July 2010.
Forty per cent of the workfo More...12 July 2010 13:42
Employers are to be urged by Norman Baker, a transport minister, to allow staff to work one day a fortnight from home as part of the government's drive to cut transport congestion.
Incentives could be introduced to encourage flexible working, and t More...12 July 2010 09:49
Planning ahead to minimise unauthorised staff absences and ensure that work stations are manned, is crucial in the run up to, and during, the World Cup. By using a time and attendance solution, such as TA21 from Frontier Software , organ More...02 June 2010 11:26
Employers are running the risk of discrimination claims over their World Cup flexible working policies, employment lawyers have warned. The warning follows a survey of 352 business leaders and HR professionals by law firm DLA Piper which reveal More...01 June 2010 07:00
Employers that impose a blanket ban on watching football during the World Cup risk demotivating staff and losing hours through unauthorised sick days, the TUC warned today.
The union body called on employers to allow staff the opportunity to watch g More...27 May 2010 13:01
The crossover between work and home has never been more evident, with employees using technology to blur the boundaries between their careers and personal lives, according to a new report.
The Web 2.0 in the Workplace report, from software secur More...20 May 2010 08:36
The workplace of 2020 will see older workers as prized employees with the knowledge and experience to fend off graduate competitors, researchers have predicted.
A new report, Visions of Britain 2020 , by Friends Provident and the Future Foundatio More...19 May 2010 09:33
People who regularly work 10- to 12-hour days increase their risk of a heart attack by two-thirds, research has found.
The findings, published in the European Heart Journal , also showed those who work three to four hours' overtime a day run a 60% More...12 May 2010 08:15
The number of staff working more than 10 hours a week in unpaid overtime shot up by 14,000 last year.
Research conducted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found nearly 900,000 workers undertook 'extreme' overtime last year.
More than five mill More...26 February 2010 08:54
BT has stepped up efforts to ensure that carers working at the company have access to financial advice and general support, as well as the opportunity to network with others in a similar situation. The communications giant has agreed to host support More...23 December 2009 11:00
As a result of research undertaken by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on mental wellbeing in the workplace, guidance has been produced on promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working condition More...23 November 2009 13:00
The government has called on employers to offer more part-time employment opportunities to help working families. Work and pensions secretary Yvette Cooper said employers advertising full-time job vacancies through Jobcentre Plus should be encouraged More...26 October 2009 11:05
Up to 70,000 single parents will be forced to actively seek work or risk losing their benefits following the implementation of welfare reforms today. Lone parents whose youngest child is aged 10 or 11 will now be moved from Income Support benefits to More...26 October 2009 10:25
Businesses earn 20% more from their staff if they have a healthy work-life balance, according to new research from talent development firm Morgan Redwood .
The research revealed that nine out of 10 firms believe there is a direct connection More...15 October 2009 08:44
Mothers no longer want to commit to full-time employment, a study has found. The What women want and how they can get it report , published on Friday by the Centre for Policy Studies, called on the government to help businesses create more part-t More...12 October 2009 09:26
HR news and analysis including:
The impact of the recession on Generation Y
The HR community takes exception to Jackie Orme’s bonus
Cary Cooper predicts a fall in the level of sickness absence.
Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Louisa P More...02 October 2009 16:55