Taking a few months off work to pursue a professional or personal development goal may seem counterintuitive in these straitened times, but taking a sabbatical could have a long-term positive effect on your career. As an HR professional, you may be More...29 May 2012 12:23
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
Equality campaigners and leading business groups have delivered a lukewarm response to new parental leave proposals aimed at generating greater parity between entitlements for mothers and fathers. In its Wo rking Better report, the Equality and More...03 April 2009 10:38
Sabbaticals and lay offs offer alternatives to redundancy. But they must be handled with a great deal of care. More...09 March 2009 12:49
Staff at financial services firm KPMG have been urged to take sabbaticals on one-third of their pay to save their jobs.
Up to 11,000 UK staff have been given the option of switching to a four-day working week, or a sabbatical of between one and thr More...20 January 2009 08:00
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
With the summer ahead of us there is no better time for employers to refresh their attitudes to career break, sabbatical and secondment opportunities, says Mandy Laurie. More...13 June 2007 00:00
UK businesses face huge staff turnover problems as links between employees and employers break down, a report has revealed. The report, Corporate Warming, by Adecco and the Institute of Employment Studies has found that 45% of employees will leav More...24 April 2007 10:50
Author: Amelia Thomas Price: £5 Publisher: Lonely Planet Pages: 132 ISBN: 9781741791440 Buy this book at Amazon Sprinkled with humour and ideas, this little book brings to our attention how much leisure time is available to us. The UK i More...03 April 2007 00:00
Employees want flexible work arrangements nearly as much as good salaries
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The Equal Opportunities Commission has identified a major source of skills that can help out the construction, engineering and IT sectors - women. More...11 May 2004 16:56