National Work Life Week 2017 | 2 – 6 October

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Working Families are once again promoting well-being at work by bringing National Work-Life Week to the workplace.

From the 2- 6October 2017, employers are encouraged to organise activities for staff and enable flexible working policies in order to create a healthy balance of work and home life.

The campaign is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate how they look after their staff, and support the wellbeing of both internal and external employees. Major companies such as Lloyds, Direct Line Group and Centrica took part in 2015 and now we are encouraging comapnies to get involved to improve employee engagement, family-life balance and work motivation.

National Work Life Week encourages workforces to leave on time, on Wednesday, and subsequently upload a photo of their watch to social media. This comes after statistics show that one in ten work for over fifty hours a week and that 29.3% of surveyed workers blamed long working hours as a cause of their stress. The campaign supports and pays close attention to signs of stress in the workplace, and finds solutions through it’s practice.

To mark the week, on Friday 6 October, the Working Families legal advice team are running a special ‘Ask us anything about flexible working’ day on the helpline. You can call 0300 012 0312 for free and friendly advice about any aspect of working flexibly.

Join us in celebrating National Work Life Week in October!

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