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Long commutes are causing poor health and productivity outcomes for the UK’s employees, according to a study of more than 34,000 workers, developed by VitalityHealth in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer, examined the impact of commuting as well as flexible and home working on employee health and productivity. The study found that employees commuting less than half an hour to…
A career break is inevitable for some; whether you’ve just started a family, have had to take time off to care for a loved one or just needed a sabbatical. However, hiring managers still seem to frown at CV gaps. In fact, the true cost of the challenges returning to the workplace has sets the UK back an estimated £1.7billion a year in lost economic…
Only 12% thought older people were appreciated and respected at work. Older employees face a lack of support and negative stereotyping in the workplace, according to research from Canada Life Group Insurance. The survey of 1,004 UK workers found that 22% believe there is a negative stereotype or stigma surrounding older workers, and only 12% thought older people were appreciated and respected at work. However,…
Legal expert Amanda Jones explains the organisational benefits of alternative work arrangements, and how HR can implement them effectively. Agile and flexible-working arrangements have long been associated with female employees who wish to combine their work with family commitments. However, the world of work is changing and employers that broaden their approach to flexible working stand to reap the rewards in terms of productivity, retention…
Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the Government’s business champion for older workers. Briggs has called for organisations to publish age data so others can see their progress in meeting this target, and wants employers to sign up to a “Commit & Publish” pledge to secure a million more older staff in…