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.
Published: 20 September 2017
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.
Published: 15 September 2017
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.
Published: 25 August 2017
Line managers who supervise remote or distributed workers should work closely with occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners to control the risks they face, a new study recommends. Input from Kate Field, Head of Information and Intelligence at IOSH.
Published: 11 July 2017
With recent news that B&Q, Dixons and Tesco are running a pilot to encourage flexible working and on the other hand IBM has stopped allowing thousands of its US staff from working from home, Law At Work, Head of HR Consultancy, Roz Wood looks at the benefits and pitfalls as well as what to do when flexible working is requested.
Published: 9 July 2017
No matter whether you're on a business trip, working from home or on holiday, modern remote access technologies have given us all the ability to access our PCs from anywhere, on any device and at any time. Clearly this brings with it huge advantages for business, making workforces more flexible, responsive and productive than ever before. Article by Philipp Weiser, Founder and Director of Engineering - AnyDesk.
Published: 22 April 2017
What are the benefits of working flexibly? Many are well documented - a healthier lifestyle, avoiding the commute, a better work/life balance. But what about avoiding boring colleagues or those fellow workers with unpleasant habits? Regus survey reveals the push-and-pull factors affecting flexible working decisions. Comment from Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus comments.
Published: 1 March 2017
It’s looking like the stereotypical 9-5 desk job may well be a thing of the past. 82% of British people ... View Article
Published: 6 December 2016
It has been over two years since the right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with six months’ service.
Published: 14 October 2016
Our recent research with IDC revealed that whilst flexible working directly impacts employee engagement, 29 percent of European line managers and HR professionals were neither proud of their workplace nor would recommend it, with only 37 percent agreeing that their company was an attractive employer. So where is the disconnect between the flexible feel-good factor and the managers and HR staff that are meant to wave the flag for their organisation?
Published: 12 September 2016