More than one employee in three would like the ability to work from home but fewer than one in 10 has any provision for this included in their contract, research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) suggests.
The r More...19 October 2011 13:17
Employment commentators are divided over suggestions that the Government could consider abandoning plans to extend maternity and paternity leave and flexible working rights . Reports at the weekend suggested that the Cabinet is divid More...17 October 2011 14:24
Both MPs and the public agree that the Government needs to make it easier for companies to adopt flexible working policies, a survey has found.
More than three-quarters of the public (79%) and around two-thirds (69%) of MPs agree that more needs to More...19 September 2011 16:30
Laura Chamberlain examines the conflicting responses to the Government's Modern Workplaces consultation on whether or not the right to request flexible working should be extended.
There has been much debate about Government proposals to extend the r More...01 September 2011 12:16
Excluding small businesses from the proposed extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees could create a two-tier labour market, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned. The comments formed part o More...08 August 2011 12:14
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
Two major employment organisations have called on the Government to rethink its approach to employment law to help organisations and employees to benefit from flexibility.
The calls came as the CBI launched "Thinking Positive: the 21st century emplo More...25 July 2011 09:06
Personnel Today invites you to attend our free webinar on Wednesday 20 July, which will look at the topic of flexible working and how it brings numerous advantages to organisations and employees in the UK. The online seminar, in associat More...20 July 2011 09:14
Female progress in the workplace has not been brought about by changes to employment legislation, claimed director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) David Frost today.
Speaking at a debate on the future of the UK's workforce, co-host More...12 July 2011 16:31
One aspect of the proposed pension reforms, the need for people to work longer, has long been recognised. People are living longer, with life expectancy 10 years higher than it was in the 1970s. Pension pots, whether part of a public sector defined More...27 June 2011 10:11
New figures produced by the Office of National Statistics' Labour Force Survey show that the number of mothers in employment has risen by around 5% over the last 15 years. This has largely been driven by an increase in the number of mothers working full More...31 May 2011 13:46
There has been a mixed reaction to the Government's proposed changes to business legislation that it says will make life easier for small firms.
Speaking today at a Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) conference in Liverpool, business minster Mark More...18 March 2011 12:42
One-third of large companies plan to allow staff to work flexibly during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to research from Deloitte.
Thirty-two per cent of companies surveyed said that they would be happy for employees to take time off wo More...15 March 2011 15:58
The Government should end collective bargaining between unions and employers in the NHS and education sectors in order to boost productivity, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said. Joe McMorrow, employment lawyer at Pinsent Masons, More...07 February 2011 11:02
For many years there has been a general consensus that Europe and the UK have different approaches to employment law. This consensus is that the UK tends to emphasise individual rights whereas Europe favours a more collective age More...10 January 2011 13:02
Every year brings with it a raft of new regulations for the employer to negotiate. Whether it's retirement, agency workers, bribery or equality legislation, this year presents new legislation relevant to all organisations. Read our guide to the six ke More...05 January 2011 09:52
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
Employers have been urged to do more to help people with disabilities into the workplace. It follows a major study published by the Office for National Statistics yesterday, which revealed that more than half of disabled people would like to wo More...10 December 2010 17:10
One of my factory employees is due back soon from maternity leave. I undertook a risk assessment before she went on leave, but is there anything I need to be aware of when she returns to work? The need to tread carefully here is obvious. Returning to More...11 November 2010 15:07
Employers are actively trying to reduce the amount of office space they occupy in an attempt to cut running costs, research has revealed. In a survey of more than 250 facilities managers, conducted by research firm Leesman for the British Insti More...11 November 2010 12:18