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The dark side of flexible working

Working mothers are especially disadvantaged given the high costs of childcare. Combining paid work and caregiving is challenging as the demands associated with both roles will compete for an individual’s limited time and resources. Excessive role conflict can interfere with work performance, increase stress levels and diminish well-being. Moreover, long-term difficulties in reconciling work and caregiving responsibilities can derail an employee’s career path and the prospect of advancement on the job.

Article by: Shainaz Firfiray | Published: 30 October 2017

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Time for reflexion

To avoid this possible negative effect, organisations must plan how they will work together to take advantage of change. Success depends on establishing the right organisational culture. We have ‘overshot’ from too much control, to too much ‘lifestyle’ working, and a balance must be found.

Article by: Mike Robinson | Published: 13 October 2017

Is flex increasing unpaid work?

Being overworked can lead to burnout, as well as having many other negative implications for the wellbeing of workers.

Article by: Lee Biggins | Published: 1 October 2017

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Time for reflexion

To avoid this possible negative effect, organisations must plan how they will work together to take advantage of change. Success depends on establishing the right organisational culture. We have ‘overshot’ from too much control, to too much ‘lifestyle’ working, and a balance must be found.

Article by: Mike Robinson | Published: 25 September 2017

Flex working holding back mums’ career progress

Nearly half of working mums think working flexibly has affected their ability to progress their career, although almost three quarters identify flexible work as crucial to getting more women into senior roles, according to Workingmums.co.uk annual survey. From Gillian Nissim, Founder - Workingmums.co.uk

Article by: Gillian Nissim | Published: 24 September 2017

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Why is shared parental leave not being taken?

Partly due to the cultural stigma of taking time off work, as pace of change accelerates, just 8,700 new parents took advantage of the Shared Parental Leave system in 2016/17* making up less than one percent of the number of parents eligible, according to research by EMW, the commercial law firm. Comment Jon Taylor, Principal - EMW.

Article by: EMW | Published: 20 September 2017

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Why people are avoiding working from home

Nearly one-third (31.4 percent) of British office workers admitted that they have avoided working from home, according to a survey by Crucial, the memory and storage experts. Comment from Jonathan Weech, Sr. Product Marketing Manager -Crucial SSD.

Article by: Jonathan Weech | Published: 15 September 2017

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The creeping isolation of home workers

Whilst it can seem like a dream set up, if you’ve ever owned your own business, or work from home on a regular basis, there will undoubtedly be times where you’ve felt isolated, alone or questioned your decision. From Eugene Farrell, Head of Trauma Support Services at AXA PPP healthcare.

Article by: Eugene Farrell | Published: 25 August 2017