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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

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Remote workers a guide to safety & wellbeing

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.

Article by: Kate Field | Published: 11 July 2017

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Why IBM called time on flex

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.

Article by: Roz Wood | Published: 9 July 2017

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The five deadly sins of remote working

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.

Article by: Philipp Weiser | Published: 22 April 2017

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Think flexibly to escape the office bore

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.

Article by: Richard Morris | Published: 1 March 2017

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Trust is a two-way street

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?

Article by: | Published: 12 September 2016