Work-life balance

“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.


‘Businesses need awareness of remote working dangers’

Several groups of employees may see their career prospects damaged by remote working. Gartner's Brian Kropp urges businesses to increase their awareness.

The post-lockdown office: Mark Kass talks to Oven-Ready HR

29 Jan 2021

‘Social entrepreneur’ Mark Kass, takes us through the highs and lows of operating a co-working and business centre operation during...

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HR can redefine what productivity means

21 Jan 2021

Being productive at work in many organisations means how many video calls you’ve attended. But as we move forward into...

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A fifth of workers feel employer prepared for hybrid working

20 Jan 2021

Only one in five workers feels that their employer is prepared to support a more hybrid working model, combining home...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

27 Nov 2020

NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...

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HR’s role in redesigning the future workplace

27 Nov 2020

HR must play its role in building a blended, 'hybrid workforce'. Is it ready?

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‘Zoom fatigue’ is a thing, study shows

12 Nov 2020

Employees are often ill-equipped to work at home and find it difficult to switch off. The result could be poor health and lower productivity, warns study.

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ReimagineHR: Expect a new employment deal post-Covid, says Gartner

16 Oct 2020

Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019.

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Testing times for workplaces

15 Sep 2020

PROMOTED | It is well known that substance abuse in the workplace can damage your business. It can result in accidents, a loss in productivity, absenteeism and days off due to ill health...

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Spain to introduce legislation to protect remote workers

9 Sep 2020

Spain is pushing through legislation that will protect the rights of staff who work from home.
The draft legislation was...

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Government ‘back to work’ campaign is stepped up

28 Aug 2020

The government will begin a campaign next week to urge workers back to offices after claims from business groups that...

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How working from home is levelling the playing field

22 Jun 2020

Home working and the absence of 'office power' has led to major cultural shifts that will benefit the goals of diversity and inclusion.

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Work is becoming worse for employee wellbeing, finds CIPD

4 Jun 2020

The proportion of people who feel that work has a positive impact on their mental health has fallen over the...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

29 May 2020

With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...

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Reboot your company culture for the socially distanced workplace

29 May 2020

Getting culture right as lockdown eases will see businesses retain employees. Get it wrong and they will risk losing valued people.

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