Flexible working

Men working more overtime than women

More than a quarter (28%) of men work overtime everyday compared to 13% of women, according to research from workspace provider Office Freedom.

Work/life balance is actually about work and love

The balance between work and life has become a tug-of-war that none of us can win. The two are intertwined like a bowl of spaghetti and there will always be a carry-over of the effects of stress and...

Part time work reaches post-pandemic peak

Nearly 10 million (9.8 million) people are working in part time or temporary jobs - the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Proximity bias stopping employers from finding new talent

Companies equating hard work with being in the office are living in the past according to Paul Hamer, CEO of construction company Sir Robert McAlpine.

What to expect from the UK's four-day week trial

Starting this week and running until December, more than 60 UK companies with over 3,000 workers will participate in a six-month coordinated trial of the four-day working week as part of a global...

Cost of living could see remote workers stay on the move

The majority of anywhere workers, who travel while staying in full time employment, plan to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

Employers may need to pay presenteeism premium to lure workers to the office

Employers who want workers in the office more often may have to pay more to get them there.

An employer’s role in supporting family issues within the workplace

There are two ways of dealing with family issues of staff in the workplace.

Working from home – are your employees’ home offices fit for purpose?

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of my employer clients have opened new offices, from Sussex to Scotland and further afield in sunnier, overseas locations, such as France, Italy and New...

What makes an employee hide a pregnancy from their employer?

Everyone should be able to show up in life as their true authentic self both in their personal and professional life.

Employees more optimistic of four-day week than employers

Nearly half (44%) of employees believe a four-day week will happen within the next five years compared to 37% of employers.

A four-day working week is great for some, but not for all

Iceland, Belgium, and now the UK. Four-day working week trials are becoming increasingly popular as we start to challenge the rigid five-day working week that we have embraced for decades. These...