Organisational design

Hot topic: The politics of furlough, part two

Heralded as a safety net by many, the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has supported the livelihoods of 9.6 million people and 1.2 million businesses to date.

How to decide if hybrid work is right for your company

Whilst the return to the office seems on hold for now, for HR professionals trying to navigate what the future of the office looks like in the long term, one option that has recently come to the...

Lockdown savings make workers reluctant to return to the office

Money saved when working from home has led to 35% of UK workers saying they are reluctant to return to the office post lockdown, according to a survey from Eskenzi PR.

UK's top family-friendly employers named for 2020

Working Families has announced its annual list of family-friendly employers in the UK.

Why providing flexibility could cost companies dearly

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the shift towards more flexible working practices across the economy.

Will coronavirus prompt a flexible working backlash?

Flexible working has been having a moment in the spotlight. Enforced homeworking for many, and the need to restructure teams, rethink working hours, and ensure safe working conditions for those who...

Green conscience feeds employee flexible work wishes

Flexible working is the most important work benefit employees look for when considering taking a new role.

Inflexible work forcing fathers to take sick days for childcare

One in five fathers have faked illness at work to manage childcare duties, according to meeting provider PowWowNow.

Positive News: How businesses are helping employees back into work, part two

HR up and down the country is reintroducing employees back to their workplaces - either physically or a return from furlough. We highlight just a few of the many brilliant initiatives HR is...

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Employers warned of risk of ‘sleepwalking’ into a society lacking human connection

?According to the latest ONS data, 3.3 million people in the UK are often or always lonely. Due to lockdown and the social restrictions put in place due to coronavirus, this figure is expected to rise...

Employees say they can't afford more free time

?A quarter of working people do not want to reduce their hours of paid work to have more free time.

Workers prefer Mondays and Fridays off to traditional two-day weekend

?Split days off and early starts have proved to be the most popular choices for a flexible working lifestyle according to new research.

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