The last 20 years has seen a dramatic growth in flexible working as employees and employers recognise that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. In fact, a recent ‘Job Exodus’ survey conducted by Investors In People found that 34% of employees would prefer flexible working to a 3% pay rise.
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Loneliness affects almost half of the UK’s home-working professionals, a new study has found, however the survey also finds that loneliness does lessen year on year.
Flexible working is a notion that is very much in vogue at the moment, it can even be a deal breaker when people consider accepting a job. Employers do though worry that ‘working from home’ is not conducive to productivity and is instead more beneficial for completing housework, staying in bed and brunch dates.
2016 is just around the corner, believe it or not, so what can the HR world anticipate as we enter the latter half of the second decade of the 21st century. Here are some key events to be prepared for:
When an employee needs to take time off work due to sickness it doesn’t only impact that one member of staff – it can have both minor and major repercussions for the whole company.
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, has said that the concept of work being a place where you physically clock in and clock out is fading.
A new survey of university graduates has found that just over half of degree holders about to enter the workforce have undertaken some freelancing during their studies. What is more a further 44 percent were considering freelancing or self-employment as a career option after university.
Vera Loftis looks at the best ways companies can support and promote flexible working in their employees. Including getting that work-life balance and increasing productivity.
This infographic looks at what flexible working can do to help businesses and whether or not it can work for all businesses.
I read with interest the recent article on HR Review titled ‘Employers agree that staying away from the office reduces absenteeism’. With over 75% of managers believing that remote workers are more productive the once taboo term ‘working from home’ has now become a flexible, balanced and cost effective way of working. With companies now…
Organisations looking to revolutionise the workplace, reduce absenteeism and slash the overhead of office space should start with the small steps of helping employees to work at home ad hoc, according to a study of 10 major employers, including Barclays, Unilever, Nationwide and the Civil Service, led by Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA). Informal working from…