The recession shows no sign of abating. Jittery employees are looking over their shoulders, convinced that every envelope marked 'internal' contains their P45, while senior managers are nervously skimming the business pages and wondering how many More...08 September 2008 10:00
The number of people enjoying flexible working has rocketed in the past few years as employers offer more flexibility than ever, a survey has revealed.
The latest Employment Trends Survey by the CBI and recruitment firm Pertemps found t More...08 September 2008 09:55
The number of women in top roles in public life could be boosted by the use of role models, positive action, more flexible working and better networking, a government report has recommended. The Closing the Gap report highlights what needs to be More...05 September 2008 11:15
How long does someone have to work for you before they qualify for statutory maternity pay?
What is the national minimum wage for a 19-year-old? How much ordinary adoption leave is an employee entitled to? Who can qualify for additional paternity More...28 August 2008 10:46
Research conducted by online recruitment specialist theitjobboard revealed that of 500 IT workers surveyed for a report on working hours, nearly half said their hours had increased in the last two years.
42.5 percent cited the increase in the vol More...27 August 2008 15:03
UK small business owners are clocking up 50 working hours every week, according to a survey by Bank of Scotland Business Banking. The study of 1,003 small business managers found the latest figure was an average increase of almost three hours per we More...19 August 2008 09:00
Caring for a relative, partner or friend who becomes disabled, chronically ill or frail is not something that we plan for in our lives – and yet it will be a life-changing event that will become a reality for many of us.
About 10% of the UK po More...14 August 2008 09:22
Is the UK turning into a nation of workaholics, or just a country full of paranoid workers?
This summer many City employees will feel unable to completely relax on holiday worried that their colleagues will try to muscle in on their territory whils More...09 July 2008 16:03
A survey from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, looking at attitudes to work within SMEs, has revealed that 37% of workers are not enjoying their job as much as they used to. Across the UK, only those workers from the East Midlands, South West and Sc More...04 July 2008 15:43
Half of the UK's engineering firms are now offering flexible working, with 40% allowing homeworking, according to research by the UK's biggest engineering consultant.
The study by Atkins found that holiday entitlement could also be generous, with so More...02 July 2008 09:43
Nearly one-third of fathers feel they don't have the same level of access to work-life benefits as their colleagues, a study has found.
Recruitment specialists Adecco found that just 70% of fathers felt their access to a proper work-life balance was More...16 June 2008 15:03
European cities dominate the top 10 worldwide rankings for locations with the best quality of living, according to Mercer's 2008 Quality of Living Survey . Zurich retains its 2007 title as the highest ranked city, followed in joint second by More...10 June 2008 11:00
Pay is less important than relationships with colleagues and type of work in retaining staff, according to research released today.
The City & Guilds Happiness Index found that while 57% stayed with their current employer because of an int More...04 June 2008 14:09
A coaching scheme for pregnant workers helped law firm Clifford Chance improve its maternity practices and hang on to some of its most talented staff. Lucy Freeman reports.
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Many of the stereotypes of so-called Generation Y workers have been turned on their head by the findings of a survey of 16,000 employees. People born between 1980 and 1994 are actually less bothered about corporate social responsibility and hav More...30 May 2008 00:01
As an experienced HR professional who has not worked full time for 19 years, I read your article 'Career fear makes mockery of flexible working legislation' ( Personnel Today , 6 May) with great interest. When I reduced my hours to 18 per week More...30 May 2008 00:00
After Gordon Brown recently announced his work-life balance agenda, flexible working will soon be widely available to as many as 4.5 million extra parents with teenagers.
Responding to The Chancellor’s announcement, Ken Sheridan, Founder of Remote More...29 May 2008 09:17
More and more employers are falling victim to the 'helicopter parenting' phenomenon. How can HR make the best of family ties? Virginia Matthews reports. Anyone who doubts that the phenomenon of 'helicopter parenting' - where parents hover anxiously More...28 May 2008 10:00
Imelda Walsh has moved to calm employer fears that new flexible working laws will lead to a rapid rise in employment tribunal claims.
The Sainsbury's HR director sent shock waves through organisations last week when her government-commissioned flex More...19 May 2008 00:01
HR news and analysis including: Imelda Walsh talks exclusively to Personnel Today on the flexible working review to extend the right to request flexbile working to parents of children aged 16 and under HR directors from Topps Tiles and More...16 May 2008 16:58