For more information, see XpertHR's ' Disruptions to public transport: model policy ' 1. Make sure you have a policy in place dealing with disruptions to public transport. This should cover issues such as the steps your emp More...01 April 2010 14:56
Supermarket chain Asda will loosen its rules on flexible working during the World Cup in June and July to reduce the number of 'sickies' being recorded and to enable employees to take time off work and watch key matches.
Under the 'Shift Swap' schem More...26 March 2010 15:45
One-fifth of organisations have avoided redundancies by introducing flexible working practices , a survey has shown.
Two-thirds of employers that introduced part-time hours or other forms of flexible working during the recession have managed to More...22 March 2010 00:01
Workers are as likely to have caring responsibilities for a partner, relative or friend as they are for children, a CIPD survey has revealed.
One-third of employees have some caring duties, with 20% citing children as the largest responsibility, the More...18 March 2010 15:54
The right to request flexible working is unlikely to be extended to all employees “anytime soon”, despite recent comments from the work and pensions secretary, experts have said. Under current legislation, flexible working requests are limited More...02 February 2010 17:35
The government is considering extending flexible working to all staff from day one of employment, the work and pensions secretary has revealed.
Yvette Cooper revealed the government was working with employers to investigate the possibility of extend More...29 January 2010 13:03
The debate about whether to allow all workers the right to request flexible working has erupted once again after the equality watchdog called for the law to be changed on Monday.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission said the flexible working ri More...28 January 2010 09:18
Another day and another story about how much the snow has cost the UK economy, but does it really have to be this way? More...19 January 2010 12:01
Employers must be flexible during the harsh weather conditions and should not force staff to "risk life and limb" getting to work, business groups have warned. As the cold snap continues, with up to 40cm of snow forecast overnight for some parts of More...05 January 2010 15:01
More than half of UK workers have taken some form of action to help their employers survive the recession, according to research published today.
Unpaid overtime is the most commonly cited form of assistance with one in three workers claiming they h More...19 November 2009 10:06
Workers spend up to 78 minutes commuting every day, research by the Trades Union Congress has revealed.
In total UK workers spend 21.8m hours travelling to and from work every day, with £266m-worth of working time lost to travel each day.
Workers More...09 November 2009 08:55
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
New guidance on flexible working that aims to improve staff productivity, lower business costs and help meet the needs of the modern family has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Working Better: The managers' guide More...16 October 2009 08:11
One of Europe’s leading business support organisations is urging business owners to consider introducing flexible working in a bid to boost motivation and productivity, slash overheads and retain skilled staff.
According to figures from the Office o More...12 October 2009 14:28
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
The Conservatives will today reiterate their plans for improved flexible working and parental leave at a conference in London discussing the future of work.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Theresa May will call for a further extension t More...30 September 2009 12:46
Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00
Millions of people are unaware that carers have the right to ask for flexible working arrangements, a government survey has revealed. Eight in 10 adults (82%) are not aware that carers are legally entitled to ask their employer for flexible hours, a More...14 September 2009 10:05
Krispy Kreme will use its doughnuts to entice new recruits when the company opens two new stores next year, the HR chief has revealed.
The doughnut retailer will create 150 new jobs in 2010 by opening a new store in Bristol and another at an unconfi More...13 August 2009 15:00
A council worker who was was spied on by private detectives and had his privacy violated, a tribunal has ruled. ThisisSussex.co.uk reported that Mid Sussex District Council hired detectives to check up on engineering support officer Roger Mills bet More...30 July 2009 08:54