This line manager briefing covers a number of challenging situations that may arise as a result of an employee's pregnancy or maternity leave, but will not be relevant to every pregnancy or period of maternity leave. A second briefing, Line  More...26 March 2013 00:01
Proposals to extend flexible working rights to all workers could prove more trouble than they are worth for employers and their staff and could lead to more workplace disputes, according to Paula Whelan, an employment law partner at Shakespeares. Fle More...15 November 2012 08:48
Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012 The employment outlook for the rest of the year is set to remain positive, according to... More...12 November 2012 15:06
I employ two members of staff on a job-share basis; both work two-and-a-half days per week. Unfortunately, one is leaving and it will take me a while to find someone suitable to replace them. Can I demand that the remaining employee fills the role full More...24 November 2011 14:03
The number of people forced to work part time because they could not find a full-time job has risen to the highest level since comparable records began, with unemployment climbing to 2.49 million.
The figures, released by the Office of Nat More...17 August 2011 14:29
The number of people working part time because they cannot find full-time employment has hit its highest ever recorded figure of 1.25 million.
This is according to the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics, which fou More...13 July 2011 11:31
The jobs market remains fragile despite employment growing at the fastest rate since records began in the three months to July, industry experts have warned. Office for National Statistics figures today revealed that employment for the quarter More...15 September 2010 14:04
Government plans to get more single parents back into work could be thrown into jeopardy due to a lack of flexible working arrangements, according to new research.
The Changing the Workplace report of more than 500 lone parents by charity Gingerb More...25 August 2010 16:27
Welfare reforms announced in yesterday's Emergency Budget could have limited success in getting people off benefits and into work, due to high unemployment and a shortage of affordable flexible working, employment experts have warned.
Presenting More...23 June 2010 15:57
Record numbers of people are working part-time because they can't find full-time work, new research shows.
The number of part-time workers has soared to more than one million – the highest number on record and a 45% increase since the recessio More...12 May 2010 00:01
All employers advertising roles in jobcentres will be asked if the position can be part time, job share or flexible, the government has confirmed.
Issuing its response to the Family Friendly Taskforce report , the government said employers need mor More...06 April 2010 14:17
The number of people forced to work part-time or become self-employed because of the recession has reached a record high, official figures have revealed.
Data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) today also found the number of inactiv More...17 February 2010 11:08
The growth in part-time working is masking true unemployment figures, employers' bodies have warned. It had been widely predicted that unemployment would top three million before the recession is over but latest figures for the year show that nearl More...17 December 2009 10:09
More than 1,000 part-time soldiers have won a pensions and redundancy rights case against the Ministry of Defence.
The 1,100 soldiers were awarded special one-off payments of £14,000 each when their regiment, the Royal Irish Regiment, was disbanded. More...02 November 2009 08:31
France Telecom plans to allow older staff to work part-time in a bid to stop a string of suicides at the firm. The telecommunications giant - which has seen 25 employees commit suicide since 2008 - has already suspended a restructuring plan and is More...30 October 2009 10:10
The latest round of employment law changes come into effect on 1 October. Their implications for the workplace should not be underestimated. Tara Craig asked industry figures for their thoughts on the changes to the National Minimum Wage rates, W More...30 September 2009 00:00
A new jobs site to help civil service employees find job-share partners and encourage flexible working among men has been launched.
At present, a fifth of civil servants work part-time, but 87% of those employees are women.
Treasury official Jo More...22 May 2009 09:51
Part-time employees pursuing damages for alleged unfavourable treatment against them because of their status must identify an appropriate full-time comparator, an Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled. In a recent judgement in Carl V University of She More...21 May 2009 08:00
A fire brigade HR chief is in talks with local employers to 'borrow' staff currently on shorter-working weeks because of the recession to work as fire-fighters, Personnel Today has learned. Steve Mason, interim HR director at Befordshire and Luton More...11 May 2009 16:13
Swine flu is here in the UK , and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.
There were three flu pandemics in the 20th century : in 1918, 1957 and 1968. Up to a quarter of the UK po More...01 May 2009 12:46