Tags: Hours

Hayley Watts: Lacking hours in a day? Here’s how to get more done…

Most of us are looking to get more done, it often feels like their just aren’t enough hours in the day doesn’t it? Yet we’ve all tried staying late at work, putting in some extra hours over the weekend. The reality is that the work doesn’t end. At what point in the cycle of working more and more do we admit this just isn’t working? We need another approach. I’ve been there, putting in extended hours, working evenings and weekends and yet the ‘To Do List’ just grows and grows.

Sports Direct scandal over zero-hour contracts

Pressure is mounting on Mike Ashley and his Sports Direct empire over its use of zero-hours contracts for part-time employees, as the Unite trade union demanded a meeting with the billionaire businessman. As 2,000 full-time staff at Sports Direct prepare to cash in bonuses of up to £100,000, it has been revealed that the company’s entire 20,000 part-time workforce…

Sweat shop, worker’s paradise or somewhere in-between?

Do the British really have longer working hours than any other country in Europe? That claim is often made but a new analysis of employment data by a leading labour economist suggests that it is no more than a partial truth. Professor Francis Green, of the Institute of Education, University of London, says that male…

A flexible working schedule is a popular option for staff

Flexible working has been at the forefront of discussions in recent weeks and a survey by Online and Remote Meetings Software Company, TeamViewer has revealed the day to day activities of a UK worker when working from home, as well as the wishes of the UK workforce when it comes to flexible working arrangements. The…