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Everyone who’s worked for their employer for 26 weeks is eligible to apply formally for flexible working. Flexible working means changing your hours or working arrangements – you don’t need to have childcare or family responsibilities to make a request. You could be asking for flexible working for anything from pursuing a new qualification to looking after a new pet. We hear about a variety…
Andy Briggs calls for more flexible working options for older employees with caring responsibilities; Age UK says many are ‘scared’ to request different hours The government’s new tsar for older workers has criticised the “unconscious bias” of organisations that don’t offer those with caring responsibilities the option to work flexibly. Andy Briggs, the government’s new business champion for older workers, told The Daily Telegraph that…

Automation could elevate caring roles

Thursday, 06 October 2016
Jo Swinson says caring roles, as the least likely jobs to be automated, could be valued more highly in future Increased levels of automation in the workplace could have the interesting, perhaps unexpected, result of elevating the status of caring roles, according to Jo Swinson, former employment relations minister and junior equalities minister. Speaking to HR magazine ahead of her panel discussion on the future…
Go Home on Time Day takes place on Wednesday 5th October and Working Families are calling on employees up and down the country to reflect on their work life balance and take small (or big!) steps to make lasting improvements. Four out of ten parents say that work often stops them spending time with their children and more than one in ten UK employees work…
This week David Cameron resigned from being an MP. He turns 50 this year and whilst he contemplates what to do next – pen an autobiography, take up a company Directorship, have some time off to reflect – what is the position of others in the UK of a similar age? The ‘Missing Million’ Whilst Mr Cameron might have his pick of job offers, we…