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...."The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don't want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. The government has already set out their vision for fulfilling working lives, but its success requires employers to embrace flexible working, re-education of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. The government has already set out its vision for fulfilling working lives, but employers need to embrace flexible working, retraining of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge, Hargreaves Lansdown said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The court judgments have looked at the reality of the working relationship between workers and employers, including a detailed review of the amount of flexibility allowed, and nonetheless concluded that the CitySprint courier and the Uber driver were workers. In the Uber case it was acknowledged that the drivers turned the app on and off when they liked – it is hard to imagine a more flexible working arrangement – and they were still found to be workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“While my employer said that I could take the leave, they would not pay me the statutory maternity pay, saying I would have to go unpaid … so I went back to work once my paternity leave came to an end,” he said. David, a marketing manager for an engineering company said: “Although my request for flexible working was granted, I often feel as though management are trying to catch me out and flippant remarks about my being a part-timer are commonplace. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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I have won my dream job and discovered I'm pregnant again – what should I do? image
....There is a lot of expectation on me in this role and I’m not sure how to tell my new manager about my pregnancy. As I already have one baby, I will require flexible working anyway, and of course I am returning from another maternity break. ...
Call to give fathers allocated leave to improve uptake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:33 PM
....“While my employer said that I could take the leave, they would not pay me the statutory maternity pay, saying I would have to go unpaid … so I went back to work once my paternity leave came to an end,” he said. David, a marketing manager for an engineering company said: “Although my request for flexible working was granted, I often feel as though management are trying to catch me out and flippant remarks about my being a part-timer are commonplace. ...
Number of women working past 70 in UK doubles in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:05:53 PM
....”. The government has already set out its vision for fulfilling working lives, but employers need to embrace flexible working, retraining of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge, Hargreaves Lansdown said. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... The court judgments have looked at the reality of the working relationship between workers and employers, including a detailed review of the amount of flexibility allowed, and nonetheless concluded that the CitySprint courier and the Uber driver were workers. In the Uber case it was acknowledged that the drivers turned the app on and off when they liked – it is hard to imagine a more flexible working arrangement – and they were still found to be workers. ...
The women still working into their 70s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:06:12 AM
...."The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don't want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. The government has already set out their vision for fulfilling working lives, but its success requires employers to embrace flexible working, re-education of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....However, Enabled also offers what it calls "accessibility brokering", which means that it works to ensure that businesses are able to offer employees the working conditions they need to perform at their best. This includes checking on flexible working hours and ensuring that offices have disabled access and toilets. ...
A helping hand with childcare: options to make your child and wallet happy image
.... Compressed hours, flexi-time and job-sharing are among the options, but none are an employee’s right. “The right to request flexible working was extended to all employees in April 2014 and is designed to give employers confidence in responding positively to requests and changing workplaces cultures for the better,” says Stewart Gee from employment relations specialist Acas. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....Workers, who are employed under a contract in which they must always turn up for work even if they don’t want to, are entitled to employment rights including the national living wage, holiday pay and protection against discrimination, and may also miss out on other benefits including sick pay and maternity leave. Employees have those additional rights guaranteed as well as protection against unfair dismissal, statutory redundancy pay and the right to request flexible working. ...
Government failure to act means gender pay gap will remain, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:50:01 AM
. The gender pay gap is likely to persist for more than a generation in the UK after the government rejected proposals to encourage flexible working and help women back into the workforce, MPs have said. ...
Uber driver tells MPs: I work 90 hours but still need to claim benefits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:56:05 PM
....”. Hermes told the Guardian: “We remain confident in the legitimacy of our self-employed courier model, which facilitates flexible working and earnings well in excess of the national minimum wage. ...
Hermes driver among 'incredibly brave' workers to appear before MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 05:58:39 PM
.... “They don’t get the national living wage,” he said. “They often just get pushed around told to ‘do this, do that, stay here, wait there’, but then when they want some of the real advantages of flexible working they are told they can’t have it. ...
Highly paid part-time roles on the up as employers embrace job shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....Timewise has drawn up a list of organisations where senior staff work part-time or as a job share, including the Guardian, the Green party, Lloyds Banking Group and the Ministry of Defence. The list of 50 men and women in senior roles on less than five days a week was launched in 2012 to provide role models of flexible working and to debunk the myth that employees can only progress to the top of an organisation by working full-time. ...
Men and women struggle to get on at work and find time for their families image
....”. Miller said she hoped her committee’s inquiry would put pressure on the government to ensure that one day every job advertised would have to state that the employer was open to flexible working. ...
Women suffer much more work stress than men, says psychiatrist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 06:00:25 AM
....Female managers in male-dominated fields sometimes found the strain intolerable, and their stress levels were also rising because families were more reliant on their income, she added. Mohring called for companies to offer women more flexible working and better career security and progression. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 01:13:40 AM
....". Does Clarke have a point? Does having children and flexible working hold women back in terms of making it to the pinnacle of the industry?. ...
Gender pay gap checker reveals the good, the bad and the scandalous image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:26:23 PM
....As the statisticians point out, the reasons for the pay gap are more complex, and include the fact women are more likely to work part time, which can mean a lower rate of pay. Women are also underrepresented in senior roles, something which may be down to people’s attitudes to gender roles, lack of flexible working or women taking time to look after their family. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:02:01 AM
.... . "It may be better to hold smaller, more frequent team-building events, or to focus on things like flexible working hours and bonuses. ...
Men still paid vastly more than women on average in UK – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:01:14 AM
....The biggest pay gap – 34% – was in the east Midlands, followed by the south-east at 30%, the north-east at 28% and the West Midlands at 26%. The study, conducted by the business advice group Korn Ferry Hay and based on research into about 500,000 UK workers, found that firms were offering incentives such as flexible working instead of tackling the problem head on. ...
Autumn Statement 2016: Saving changes new BLOW to pension freedoms image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 04:15:00 PM
.... "What this means is people will either be deterred from withdrawing from their pension or they’ll stop saving into it. "This is antithetical to the philosophy of pension freedoms, as well as unsupportive of flexible working. ...
Maternity leave sackings cost £280m a year, says equality watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:34:17 AM
....”. The EHRC said it was working with businesses to promote flexible working and support for parents returning to work, citing Barclays, the Royal Mail and Ford as positive examples. ...
'Things are changing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:09:26 PM
.... The drop was the largest of any country in the world during that period. While a handful of companies have introduced flexible working hours to help women juggle their responsibilities at home and work, at some stage most women face a difficult choice between career and family responsibilities. ...
'I didn't want to be a weekend dad': CBI urges flexibility image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 12:33:51 PM
. "I didn't want to be a weekend dad," is how Julian Taylor, partner at law firm Simmons and Simmons, explains what drove him to ask for flexible working. ...
Flexible working: Why are high earners more likely to benefit? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:56:31 PM
. Are flexible working arrangements only for the well off?. ...
Flexible working: Why are high earners more likely to benefit? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 12:11:42 PM
. Are flexible working arrangements only for the well off? . ...
Low paid 'miss out on flexible working' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:07:51 PM
.... . But that's exactly what Kellie Simmons from Manchester did when the company she worked for refused to give her flexible working. ...
Retailer George Davies: 'Promote more women to top fashion jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 11:41:44 PM
.... . The results suggested retail was often perceived as a "boys' club", she said, that women lacked confidence when applying for top jobs and that there was a lack of provision for flexible working. ...
Foster care workers vote to form first ever trade union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 02:22:25 AM
....The employee must also be under the control of the employer in terms of hours, working practices and workplace rules, and be sufficiently integrated into the workplace. Rights and benefits include holiday pay, national minimum wage, rest breaks, discrimination protection, whistleblowing, deduction from wages, pension contribution from an employer under auto-enrolment, a written contract of employment, unfair dismissal protection, redundancy payment, statutory minimum notice pay, maternity/paternity pay, paid time off for antenatal appointments and a right to request flexible working. ...
Enforced paternity leave... image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 12:20:10 PM
....The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for gender equality, has called on employers to advertise jobs at all levels as flexible, part-time or a job share unless there is a strong business case not to. Meanwhile, the TUC says flexible working has real benefits for businesses and their workforces with employees being more dedicated and productive. ...
Mothers' pay lags far behind men image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:08:16 PM
....TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "It is scandalous that millions of women still suffer a motherhood pay penalty. "Many are forced to leave better-paid jobs due to the pressure of caring responsibilities and the lack of flexible working. ...
Half of women 'sexually harassed at work' - TUC survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:06:13 AM
....Sexual harassment at work can take many forms, from inappropriate comments and jokes about a colleague's sex life to unwanted touching, hugging or kissing and even demands for sexual favours, the TUC said. The Citizens Advice Bureau says sex discrimination can occur when people are applying for promotion or flexible working and when decisions are made about who is chosen for redundancy, or training and development opportunities. ...

Jeremy Corbyn is a symptom, not the cause of Labour’s total lack of direction 
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.... The most powerful union, the mineworkers’, was humbled at her hands, the industries returned to private ownership and the houses sold to their occupants. And she was merely the forerunner of a great change in the world, in which new technologies and competition decimated the massed ranks of the industrial workers who had been Labour’s core, and brought a wave of flexible working patterns, small businesses and mobile employment. ...

MP says Westminster needs to be more 'family friendly' after recieving a caution for bringing her children to work
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....She said: "We had a childcare emergency and the problem is if I'm not there at committee then I'm not represented and my constituents are not represented, so the only option really was to take my children with me. "I think it highlights that parliament isn't doing well enough at providing family-friendly facilities and if parliament isn't doing well enough it makes it difficult for us to say to businesses and other people that they need to do better around flexible working and childcare. ...
Revealed: delivery giant Hermes pays some couriers less than living wage image
.... It said its couriers work on average between three and nine hours per day and said they are free to “fit deliveries around personal circumstances”. “We provide ideal opportunities that might suit retired or semi-retired people, parents or simply people who opt for flexible working,” a spokeswoman said. ...
The gender pay gap won't just go away, but new regulations are a start image
.... We need a step change in assumptions, to start in a different place and break the male model of work. Every job should be advertised on a flexible working basis, unless there is a good business case not to. ...
How to end the UK's gender pay gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 10:24:42 AM
.... Highly qualified jobseekers might be able to shun the worst offenders, some consumers may even boycott the most inequitable brands, but it will make little difference to Britain’s overall pay gap. Ministers know this, and so alongside the gender pay reporting rules they have also extended flexible working rights and brought in shared parental leave, meaning that for those families able to afford it, fathers can take time off work to care for small children. ...
David Cameron rebukes Sports Direct for not paying minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 04:57:28 PM
.... “Can’t [Cameron] do something about that?”. Cameron said the EU’s underpinning of workers’ rights was one of the reasons many people would vote to stay in, but said the UK went over and above the rights demanded by the EU, on flexible working, maternity leave and shared parental leave, and more annual leave. ...
Out-of-hours childcare: expensive and ever harder to find image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 11:03:20 AM
....”. Cooper has spoken to her employer about flexible working, but that would involve a job share and still would not mean fixed working days. ...
Air France workers in court over shirt-ripping incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of May 2016 06:45:41 AM
....There was outrage earlier this year at a French court’s decision to send eight Goodyear tyre factory workers to prison for nine months after they held two managers hostage in a meeting room for 30 hours in a high-profile “bossnapping” incident in Amiens in 2014. The Air France incident came amid rising tensions at the flag-carrier as the airline, facing intense competition from global rivals, sought to persuade its pilots to adopt more flexible working practices. ...
Why have France's labour reforms proved so contentious? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 04:15:59 PM
....Another would have allowed companies too small to have union representatives to agree working-hours deals with their employees in the same way as larger companies. Pro-market economists and small-business associations are particularly angry that this measure has been scrapped, because, they argue, it is growing small and medium-sized companies that most need flexible working conditions – and are most likely to create the greatest number of new jobs. ...
Only a fraction of UK job ads offer flexibility, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 11:01:27 PM
. Less than 9% of vacancies for decently paid jobs in the UK offer flexible working, according to research that claims the lack of such options is keeping millions of people in dead-end jobs or shut out from the labour market. ...
Flexibility is the new injustice inflicted on the working class image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 08:00:37 AM
.... Labour’s introduction of tax credits in 2003 was the main prop under household incomes, extending as it did to those earning up to £60,000. But other ways to maintain incomes – for instance, flexible working – allowed parents to dovetail working hours to minimise childcare costs. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of May 2016 06:00:06 AM
....Readers say. • I’m surprised that any company in central London doesn’t have flexible working times with public transport being so unreliable. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of May 2016 06:00:06 AM
....Readers say. • I’m surprised that any company in central London doesn’t have flexible working times with public transport being so unreliable. ...
Working past retirement age: for Generation X, putting the feet up seems a distant dream | Greg Jericho image
....But while the most common intention is to stay working full-time, 13% of both men and women who intend to stay with their current employer also hope to reduce their duties and/or responsibilities, and 39% of those who intend to change employers hope to reduce their responsibilities. Six percent of those who intend staying with their current employer intend to work more from home, compared to 20% of those who intend to change employers – suggesting that as the population ages, being able to offer more flexible working arrangements will be a key towards staff retention. ...
Network and hustle: the key skills for women in technology image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 07:32:25 AM
....At Sky we have just launched an initiative called Get into Tech - beginning in April we will offer free training courses for up to 60 women per year. In recognition of the need for flexible working arrangements for some target groups – including unemployed single mums, and mums returning to work – a range of course structures will be made available, from full-time to both part-time and evening courses. ...
Most UK manufacturers are struggling to recruit skilled workers – report image
....Overall, 72% of companies said they were worried about acquiring the skills their business will need in the next three years. Companies in the survey said they were offering training and flexible working to help, with eight in 10 planning to recruit manufacturing and engineering apprentices in the next 12 months. ...
Fifth of women harassed at work over pregnancy or flexible hours, report finds image
....The report suggests that pregnancy discrimination, which is illegal, has risen significantly since 2005, when 45% of women said they had experienced such discrimination. The research, published on Tuesday, found one in five mothers said they experienced harassment or negative comments in the workplace related to pregnancy or flexible working and one in 10 said they were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments. ...
Gender pay gap has barely improved in four years, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 12:01:24 AM
.... Women hold 59% of minimum wage jobs and female part time workers occupy 41% of those jobs – almost twice their share of all jobs. She said it was “slightly disgraceful” that a consultation by the Department for Education made no reference to flexible working until Nicky Morgan, education secretary and equalities minister, put things right after appearing at the committee. ...
Family or career ... what if neither parent wants to stay at home? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 07:17:10 AM
.... As long as the person applying is prepared to be in the office for some of the time that we are, we’re happy for applicants to make suggestions about how they could do the role involving time working from home and/or in the evenings. I would encourage employers to think creatively about flexible working. ...
UK workers on zero-hours contracts rise above 800,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 10:43:16 AM
....Related: More than 800,000 workers now on zero-hours contracts, ONS says - Politics live. The Institute of Directors, a right-leaning employers group, said opposition to the contracts was overdone and that they worked well for most people who want flexible working hours. ...
'One of the barriers for women entrepreneurs is a lack of role models' image
.... So why is it accepted that being more risk averse is a failure in women?. Technology has enabled women to have a much more flexible working pattern because they can work at home much more easily. ...
It’s not lack of confidence holding women back, it’s the myths we tell ourselves image
....The vast majority leave reluctantly and as a last resort because they find themselves in unfulfilling roles with few prospects for advancement. The message that they are no longer considered players is communicated in various, sometimes subtle, ways: they may have been stigmatised for taking advantage of flexible working options or reduced schedules, passed over for high-profile assignments, or removed from projects they once led. ...
TUC analysis highlights 'pay penalty' for women having children early image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 12:01:07 AM
.... We need some better paid, fathers’ only [rather than shared] leave,” the study said. The TUC is also advocating more better-paid jobs to be available on reduced hours or as flexible working, to prevent women getting stuck in low-paid, part-time work after having children. ...
Superannuation, women, and flexible work: it's a sad state of affairs | Greg Jericho image
....As recent study from Bain & Company and Chief Executive Women found that was more injurious to men’s careers than to women were they to work flexibly – either by working irregular hours, or going part-time or being able to work from home. Not only were men deemed to be less worthy for promotion if they pursued a flexible working arrangement, they were twice as more likely than women to have their request turned down. ...
Firms call for faster UK broadband image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:03:20 AM
....Mr Lewis said the government needed to look at how the UK could provide the physical infrastructure needed to maintain a position "at the forefront of digital innovation in business". IoD members interviewed for the report said that better broadband speeds could increase their company's productivity, make them more competitive, and enable them to offer more flexible working to their staff. ...
Crisis in kitchens as female talent drains away  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 06:06:00 PM
.... . A third said being a woman had affected her career negatively, while over half said that more flexible working hours would make it easier for them pursue their career long term, as well as career opportunities specifically designed for working mothers. ...
How do I become ... a fabric designer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 03:35:50 PM
....”. When she and her partner started a family she wanted a more flexible working life, and at the same time saw an opportunity for learning about another side of her industry. ...
Make your business a great place to work with these expert tips image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 07:30:13 AM
....Sarah Clarke, head of talent and engagement at online business insurance supplier Simply Business, said that once you’ve decided on company values they should run through all internal and external communications, “how you talk to each other, your customers, how you treat each other, how you hire, recognise, develop people – everything”. Every worker with more than 26 weeks of service now has the right to request flexible working. ...
Part-time employees face unconscious bias, research reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 09:38:47 PM
....It’s a thought that may have crossed the mind of many full-time workers: that colleague sitting nearby who works part-time – do you secretly think she might be unproductive? How about the guy who leaves the office at 3pm every Tuesday – is he signing off until tomorrow?. While Australians are increasingly seeking out flexible working arrangements, they may not be aware that part-timers face a pervasive form of discrimination. ...
Skipped middle: Britons in 50s 'losing wealth to old and young relatives' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:01:04 AM
....It identified “in-betweeners”, grandparents aged 60-70, who face the triple pressure of looking after elderly parents, and providing care for grandchildren or even great-grandchildren, while also maintaining their place in the labour market. “The major challenge for society and government is to find a way forward, for instance flexible working for older people,” said Keohane. ...
Five facts that show how the advertising industry fails women image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 09:40:17 AM
....With late nights and long hours perceived as standard in creative departments, many see advertising as a career they can’t sustain with a young family. Advertising agencies need to provide flexible working conditions, job shares and ‘returnships’ to encourage women who leave to come back so the industry doesn’t lose these valuable perspectives. ...
Home business innovation 2015-16 competition entry: Flexiworkforce.com image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 12:06:03 PM
....Flexiworkforce. com is the only UK-wide job site truly dedicated to flexible working opportunities. ...
Business bosses plan hiring spree image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of January 2016 05:00:06 AM
.... . “The best way to remain competitive in the hiring process is to ensure salaries are benchmarked and your existing employees are looked after – either by additional perks such as flexible working, or by hiring temporary resources to help ease the pressure of workloads," he said. ...
Perfect match: how I met the co-founder of my business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:15:12 AM
....”. It turned out both had entrepreneurial ambitions and saw an opportunity in the rise of flexible working and rentable workspace. ...
BT hires 1,000 UK staff after complaints over Indian call centres image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 04:57:42 PM
....As well as beefing up its customer service team, BT is also changing the way they work. It said staff had recently agreed to more flexible working hours, to make sure calls could be answered from the UK at the weekend and in the evenings. ...
No time for childcare grandparents to take it easy, they’re worth £2,000 a year image
....“We need to take action to enable grandparents to combine work and care,” Peake says. “Giving grandparents the right to flexible working and entitlement to leave to care for grandchildren as they grow up would make a huge difference to families and the economy. ...
Why the new women and work all-party parliamentary group matters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 07:18:05 AM
....At our inaugural meeting this week, we will decide on a programme of activity for the year ahead. Over the course of the year, we intend to cover a full range of issues including women on boards, self-employment and enterprise, returning to the workplace, pregnancy discrimination, and flexible working. ...
'It's the micro inequities that do the most damage': astrophysicist Jill Rathborne on biases in the world of science image
....Related: 'I was let go when I got pregnant': Marguerite Evans-Galea on her life as a woman in science. We are all certainly more aware of these issues and for making change around the gender balance on committees, adhering to family-friendly meeting times, making flexible working arrangements such as part-time options available and working hard to provide more leadership roles to women. ...
Diversity at work: hiring 'the best person for the job' isn't enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 07:18:02 AM
.... Only hold meetings between 10am and 4pm and never go to the pub after a meeting as it excludes parents from the conversation that is certain to continue afterwards. Ban sending emails between 6pm and 8am and offer everyone flexible working if it is suitable for their job role. ...
One in 10 card payments are now contactless image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 07:21:00 PM
....uk, said: “The research highlighted some very interesting statistics surrounding why people are inspired to do something new with their lives in the new year, and the motives behind those career choices. “The appeal of flexible working hours was the number one reason respondents cited for considering a new career as a personal trainer, followed by the attraction of becoming their own boss. ...
Work-life balance: how to organise a flexible team image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of December 2015 07:15:13 AM
.... Also, you should try to be creative on the design and structure of the role so you’re not excluding flexible workers unnecessarily. Finally, when thinking about taking on someone with a flexible working arrangement, it is best to set expectations from the start. ...
It's time for employers to back domestic violence victims and stand up to abusers image
....In Australia, regulatory protection for victims at work is more limited. The Fair Work Act provides employees who are experiencing domestic violence, or supporting family members who are victims, the right to request flexible working arrangements. ...
Sports Direct crisis grows as MPs and investors question business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 07:49:24 PM
....The minister was urged by Conservative and Labour MPs alike to look into practices like those of Sports Direct. Marcus Fysh, Tory MP for Yeovil, criticised the “aggressive use and attitude to flexible working” and called for ministers to consider a “general anti-avoidance rule when it comes to these employment laws”. ...
Sports Direct: MPs call for HMRC to investigate minimum wage claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 05:30:41 PM
....The minister was urged by Conservative and Labour MPs alike to look into practices like those of Sports Direct. Marcus Fysh, Tory MP for Yeovil, criticised the “aggressive use and attitude to flexible working” and called for ministers to consider a “general anti-avoidance rule when it comes to these employment laws”. ...
Do you work for one of the 25 best companies in Britain? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 05:00:20 AM
.... Unilever owns Marmite. Consumer goods giant Unilever, which owns brands including Marmite, Ben and Jerry's and Dove, scored highly for the quality of its leadership and its flexible working environment. ...
Why small businesses should embrace flexible working – experts' views image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 12:00:21 PM
....”. Clare Ludlow, director of innovation at Timewise, added: “One of the challenges companies face in embracing flexible working practices is to change the culture of the organisation – we have a tradition of judging performance through preseentism. ...
City News: French Connection, Fortnum & Mason, Coral image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:46:00 PM
....The firm looked set to axe up to 290 shopfloor roles across its 11 UK factories, later cut to 235 after consultations, after a fall in demand for construction equipment from emerging markets. The GMB union voted in favour of a flexible working pattern until February to save more than 100 jobs. ...
JCB staff agree to work fewer hours to save jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 06:46:52 PM
....GMB said the company had agreed to scrap proposals for compulsory redundancies, and the number of posts likely to go was 135 or fewer through early retirements and voluntary redundancies. A flexible working pattern will operate for the next three months at JCB world headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, the heavy products factory in Uttoxeter, the cab systems in Rugeley and and JCB transmissions in Wrexham. ...

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