Almost one-third (30%) of UK HR directors have said that "employee burnout" is common in their organisations, with excessive workloads the main cause of factors such as increased sick leave, lateness and reduced productivity.
A survey by recrui More...25 February 2013 13:17
The Government has today published the Children and Families Bill, which includes reforms to the way in which parents can share maternity leave as well as the extension of the right to request flexible working.
Under the new system of shared parental More...05 February 2013 15:34
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
Employers that carry out equal pay audits, offer flexible working and aim to tackle unconscious bias in their organisations are more likely to benefit from diverse workforces and promote women to senior positions. This is according to a report r More...11 December 2012 12:22
Research released today suggests that British workers are failing to take their full leave entitlement and frequently work unpaid overtime - often due to pressures from colleagues or bosses at work. According to a report by price comparison website More...19 November 2012 12:58
Banks feature heavily in a list of the top 10 employers for working families, with Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS all taking top spots.
The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by work-life organ More...25 September 2012 14:00
Workers are finding themselves unable to switch off from their day job and are becoming fanatical when it comes to checking emails outside office hours, according to research by insurer PruHealth and wellbeing programme provider Vitality.
One worker More...30 July 2012 10:00
Financial and job worries mean that more than four out of 10 Britons will not be taking a "substantial" holiday of a week or more this year, with more than half feeling more stressed about life and work than one year ago, a poll has suggested.
Yet t More...09 September 2011 11:27
In July 2011, the CBI released a report calling on the Government to adopt a flexible approach to employment law instead of "automatically opting for legislation". However, Adrian Crawford, employment partner at law firm Kingsley Napley, argu More...05 August 2011 10:45
Performance appraisals of managers should include questions about their effectiveness in helping employees to achieve a good work-life balance and better manage their stress levels, a report by an influential business school has recommended. Research More...04 July 2011 15:32
The number of working parents in the UK is on the rise. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2010, the employment rate for lone parents with dependent children was 57.2%, for married or cohabiting mothers was 71.3% and for m More...06 June 2011 15:15
Working more than 11 hours a day rather than 9am to 5pm markedly increases heart disease risk, according to medical research.
The study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine was conducted by a team based at University College London that More...20 April 2011 11:59
The right to request flexible working has been extended to parents of children aged under 18 and will come into force on 6 April 2011. Currently the right applies to parents of children aged under 17, as well as parents of disabled children aged unde More...21 December 2010 15:10
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Employers that force staff to work on April 2011's extra bank holiday will create "huge resentment" among their workforce, the TUC has warned.
Warning: there will also be an additional bank holiday in 2012
In 2012 there will be a More...26 November 2010 12:45
Members of the European Parliament have backed plans to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay, despite opposition from UK business groups and the coalition Government.
Personnel Today reported yesterday that business groups had labelled t More...20 October 2010 15:37
The Government has announced plans to extend the right to request flexible working, a move that it claims will benefit up to 300,000 people.
The extension will mean that parents of children aged under 18 will be able to request flexible working. Cur More...30 September 2010 14:05
Nearly one in five UK employees wants to work from home but is being prevented from doing so by their employer, according to the TUC. Despite the recent growth in homeworking, official statistics show that there is still "huge untapped potential" acro More...24 September 2010 11:51
Another Baby P case is "waiting to happen" unless the Government addresses the excessive caseloads of social workers, employees in the sector have warned. A poll of more than 600 social workers, by Personnel Today sister title Community Care, reveale More...09 September 2010 15:12
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