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“Work-life balance” typically means the achievement by employees of equality between time spent working and personal life.
A good work-life balance for employees can improve staff motivation, increase staff retention rates, reduce absence, attract new talent, and reduce employee stress.
The right to request flexible working is designed to encourage employees to improve their work-life balance. Employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to request from their employer a change to the number of hours they work, the times they work or the place where they work.
11 Oct 2019
Teachers' working hours have fallen by five hours per week over the past three years, according to government figures. But the main education union disagrees
10 Oct 2019
On World Mental Health Day, HR teams have been reminded of the scale of the mental ill health “epidemic” and...
3 Oct 2019
Employers should think less about new technology and more about improving the “human experience” when considering the future of work,...
26 Sep 2019
With Labour proposing a four-day week and unions campaigning for workers to use technology to spend less time in the...
23 Sep 2019
More than half of ‘sandwich carers’ – people who look after both children and older relatives – find balancing their...
18 Sep 2019
Teachers have worked an average of 46 to 49 hours a week for many years, according to a study by...
12 Sep 2019
A blanket shortening of the working week would be unrealistic in the UK as it would not meet the needs...
8 Jul 2019
Molson Coors Brewing Company is offering staff up to two weeks’ extra paid annual leave to be used for significant...
20 Jun 2019
The government has failed to tackle the “workload burden” many teachers face, it has been claimed, after a report found...
3 Jun 2019
More than half (56%) of staff would be happy for pay information to be made publicly available in order to...
17 Apr 2019
UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...
3 Apr 2019
Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...
7 Mar 2019
In a round table discussion at the UNLEASH Conference & Expo in London later this month, Metro Bank’s chief people...
4 Feb 2019
Parents who work part time are penalised with just a 21% chance of being promoted within three years.