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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TfL tops league table of best organisations in UK for work-life balance

8 Jun 2018

London transport organisation TfL has a better “staff first” ethos than any other major business in the UK, according to...

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How having a dog-friendly office can help your business get ahead

9 May 2018

PROMOTED CONTENT | Looking to retain and attract the best young talent? A dog could be the answer. No, really – 42% of...

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Technology to drive gig-style working for Tesco staff

8 May 2018

Tesco is implementing new technology that could see its employees working with levels of flexibility more associated with gig economy...

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Parents reveal struggle to balance work and home life

19 Jan 2018

Almost one in five (18%) working parents have deliberately slowed down their career progression as they have struggled to balance...

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How will millennial managers shape the future?

6 Dec 2017

Millennial employees now dominate the workforce, and it won’t be long before they’re running those same organisations. So what can...

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Following best practice in occupational health has wider business benefits, evidence from HSE shows

5 Dec 2017

There’s a simple way of increasing business efficiency that many executives overlook, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

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Scottish districts top ranking for women to work and live

14 Sep 2017

Two Scottish local authorities have emerged as the best places for women to live and work in, according to a...

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Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

7 Sep 2017

Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This...

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How to find the balance between flexible working and “always on”

18 Jul 2017

Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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Millennials: Is your employee experience relevant enough?

14 Jun 2017

There are hordes of clichés around millennial workers, but which attributes should your organisation keep front of mind when hiring ...

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Kronos CEO Aron Ain: “Management is not a spectator sport”

17 Feb 2017

He’s one of the highest rated CEO’s on Glassdoor and engagement scores have shot up at his company. What can...

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Could the UK follow the French and introduce a right to disconnect?

18 Jan 2017

French workers can now negotiate with their employer on limiting their access to emails and other work activity outside of...

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EU immigrants fear discrimination amid Brexit debate

23 May 2016

Europeans working in the UK fear the impact of a Brexit vote according to research released today, one month ahead...

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