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.


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Testing times for workplaces

15 Sep 2020

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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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Acas chief: Why kindness is key at times like these

19 May 2020

Acas chief executive Susan Clews outlines some of the key points from its new mental health guidance and highlights some...

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‘Household, we have a problem’: Learning to work at home

14 Apr 2020

When working from home, how can we minimise the irritations of the 'capsule environment'?

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Coronavirus: nearly nine in 10 fear for their health

8 Apr 2020

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...

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Working from home: How HR can deal with the daily dilemmas

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.

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Coronavirus: What employers need to know (webinar)

19 Mar 2020

ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...

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One in three employees say their job is ‘low quality’

4 Feb 2020

Research published today shows that 36% of UK employees report having a “low-quality” job.
Analysis of the Household Longitudinal Study...

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Three in five parents work unpaid overtime to cope with workload

13 Jan 2020

Flexible working is unable to deliver the work-life balance that parents need, according to a report that finds three in...

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