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The rise of flexible working

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
With flexible working requests set to increase, including from men, how should employers respond? Jane Wheeler, partner at Hine Legal, looks at employers’ legal responsibilities and offers good-practice tips.. Flexible working arrangements are the top employee benefit with almost half (49%) of workers saying flexibility and work-life balance will be the most important benefits to them in the future, according to a survey by employee…
Business Disability Forum have honoured the achievements of Cisco Account Manager Heather Carey who made it her mission to raise mental health awareness at her workplace and shared her own story of living with anxiety. Heather Carey won the Disability Champion award at the 2016 Disability-smart Awards on 9 November for her tireless work to widen the conversation around mental health at her workplace. Heather…
Earnings are seriously impacted when women return to work after a break, PwC research finds Around 249,000 female professionals currently on a career break are likely to enter lower-skilled roles when they return to work, seriously impacting their earnings, according to research published by PwC, in conjunction with Women Returners and 30% Club. The researchers estimated 427,000 UK female professionals are currently on a career…
Research from the DWP highlights a change in working habits for older employees Employment of workers over the age of 50 has grown significantly over the past decades, according to research from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The report, titled Employment statistics for workers aged 50 and over, by 5-year age bands and gender, studied changes between 1984 and 2015. It found that…
Flexible working has become a bit of a buzzword. But, for me, this is where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should start if they want to support family-friendly working. When I say flexible, I really mean agile, working patterns that can scale up and down when both the individual and business requires it. Truly agile working goes beyond flexi-time policies, which tend to be fairly…