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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.
4 Jun 2020
The proportion of people who feel that work has a positive impact on their mental health has fallen over the...
29 May 2020
With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...
29 May 2020
Getting culture right as lockdown eases will see businesses retain employees. Get it wrong and they will risk losing valued people.
19 May 2020
Acas chief executive Susan Clews outlines some of the key points from its new mental health guidance and highlights some...
14 Apr 2020
When working from home, how can we minimise the irritations of the 'capsule environment'?
8 Apr 2020
Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...
24 Mar 2020
With so many people having to reinvent the way they work because of the coronavirus outbreak, Jo Faragher examines how HR professionals may overcome the many difficulties they are bound to face.
19 Mar 2020
ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...
4 Feb 2020
Research published today shows that 36% of UK employees report having a “low-quality” job.
Analysis of the Household Longitudinal Study...
13 Jan 2020
Flexible working is unable to deliver the work-life balance that parents need, according to a report that finds three in...
9 Jan 2020
As teams return to work and many employees continue to juggle heavy work demands with personal stress, how can HR...
6 Jan 2020
A new study combining mortgage value and rail prices as established the most cost effective towns in the UK when...
2 Dec 2019
Employees increasingly look for a job that is tailored to their lives, rather than having to adapt their lives to...
19 Nov 2019
The traditional 9am-5pm working day is quickly disappearing, but this is because many employees are regularly working beyond their contracted...