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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.
29 Jan 2021
‘Social entrepreneur’ Mark Kass, takes us through the highs and lows of operating a co-working and business centre operation during...
21 Jan 2021
Being productive at work in many organisations means how many video calls you’ve attended. But as we move forward into...
20 Jan 2021
Only one in five workers feels that their employer is prepared to support a more hybrid working model, combining home...
27 Nov 2020
NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...
27 Nov 2020
HR must play its role in building a blended, 'hybrid workforce'. Is it ready?
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.
16 Oct 2020
Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019.
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...
9 Sep 2020
Spain is pushing through legislation that will protect the rights of staff who work from home.
The draft legislation was...
28 Aug 2020
The government will begin a campaign next week to urge workers back to offices after claims from business groups that...
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.
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.