Approaching a forum of peers is often far less intimidating than approaching one’s manager. A committee of colleagues can therefore act as a safe space for junior and senior employees to voice their opinion and work towards a consensus.
Published: 19 February 2019
Flexible working provides huge benefits for employees – it means they can avoid lengthy and stressful commutes, work at times that fit them and their families, and focus clearly without other distractions. However, all these positives may be lost if employees continually work beyond their contracted hours.
Published: 19 January 2019
With the myth of work-life balance secure, businesses can aggressively pursue bottom-line, profit-driven strategies, while the onus is on employees to find meaning and purpose in that realm called ‘life.’ Employers are not responsible for providing fulfilment at work because, in the immortal words of Don Draper, “that’s what the money’s for”.
Published: 26 March 2018
What is the perfect work-life balance? It will be different for everyone and all we appear to do is aim to achieve it, without actually getting anywhere.
Published: 3 October 2017
It’s that time of year again and the six weeks or so that many parents dread; how to manage work and children over the summer holidays. Here’s the newsflash - there is no one right way to do this. All the great advice and recommendations from others may not work for you if they do not fit with how you think or process time. Article by Karen Meager and John McLachlan Co-founders of Monkey Puzzle Training and authors of co-authors of Time Mastery: Banish Time Management Forever.
Published: 12 July 2017
In its first annual Billing and Burnout Report, Kimble Applications, a global leader in professional services automation, analyzed and reported on the habits and burnout of employees that track billable hours (accountants, lawyers, IT consultants, marketers, etc.), finding that many employees under report the hours they work - a potentially dangerous little white lie.
Published: 7 May 2017
“I don’t have the time to do what you do.” The implication is that somehow I have more free time, a less demanding job, or fewer family commitments. I must have heard this comment said to me dozens of times. Article by Dominic Irvine Epiphanies LLP.
Published: 11 February 2017
According to the latest McKinsey Global Institute study on Automation, about 30% of any job will be automated in the near future. From Agnes Uhereczky, the WorkLife HUB.
Published: 24 January 2017
The UK is running the risk of creating a ‘fatherhood penalty’ - as fathers consider stalling or side-lining their careers to find roles they can better combine with family life, according to a major new study. Comment from Denise Priest, Director of Employer Partnerships at Bright Horizons.
Published: 19 January 2017
Work/life balance trumps profit & loss and client demands on small business bosses’ worry list, according to AXA PPP healthcare poll.
Published: 15 December 2016