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Flexible working

In this section you will find everything you need to know about flexible working, including the benefits and how to tackle a flexible working request. flexible working

Read examples of flexible working, the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.

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07
Feb

Dancing through the day | Blog post

By Erica Wolfe-Murray It doesn’t matter whether you are a mum or a dad, trying to co-ordinate your working life with children is a dance from the moment the alarm hums at you in the morning, til those glorious minutes you tuck your arm under your pillow and close your eyes at night. But by...
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03
Jan

Make your leave days work for you in 2019

We all know the benefits of a healthy work-life balance by now: improved mental and physical wellbeing, a better social life, increased creativity, productivity, job satisfaction and more. But with a quarter of Brits working more than 40 hours a week, we still have a long way to go. According to a survey by PaymentSense, 38 per...
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19
Dec

How to create the best maternity leave for employees

Jaime Johnson is the founder and Director of leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative. Here she explains how to effectively manage maternity leave. We’ve all heard the disastrous stories about going on maternity leave with very few women sharing positive tales. I started-up my own employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, which enabled me,...
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13
Dec

Work less, do more | Why the traditional 9-5 is becoming obsolete

With the Trade Union Congress calling for CEOs to cut a day off the working week, employers are under more pressure than ever to re-think traditional ideas of long office hours being beneficial to productivity. In fact, thanks to ever-evolving technology, reducing office hours is not only a bigger possibility for your company, but it...
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29
Nov

Harness the agile workspace and empower your users

Flexible working isn’t just about being available for doctors’ appointments and Amazon deliveries. Utilise the agile workspace to drive your users’ creativity, productivity and collaboration, and help them achieve a better work-life balance. The complex challenges that face modern businesses are changing the ways in which we communicate and collaborate. The recent National Work Life...
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21
Nov

Managing a work-life balance through technology

For many years I have juggled with the challenges of work and home life. Being a mother is my priority; however, this has never stopped me from pursuing my career and drive to succeed. I have now worked in the education sector for 13 years and I am lucky enough to be with an organisation...
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13
Nov

Walking into a new job pregnant & the unexpected response from my employer

Article provided by Sophie Billi-Hardwick, XYZ Did you know that three-quarters of pregnant women and new mothers experience discrimination at work, with one in nine losing their jobs? This appeared in a government-backed report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in 2016.  Once I’d got over this shocking revelation, it really dawned on me...
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18
Oct

Work life balance: The reality after the best laid plans

By Verity Brown, Managing Partner at The Specialist Works Before I returned from maternity leave, I thought I had my work/life balance all worked out; it seemed so easy. I had listened intently to friend’s advice, read all the right magazine articles and pored over inspirational LinkedIn posts. Don’t work on a Friday. Go to...
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