Organisational design

Flexibility and family-friendliness boosts pandemic productivity

Organisations with flexible and family-friendly policies have seen increased levels of productivity throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

How businesses are helping people back into work – part 1

As HR teams prepare for the long months ahead – facing redundancies, blended working, end of furlough and a turbulent job market – we highlight some of the brilliant initiatives helping employees get...

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Why the Job Support Scheme is not enough to prevent redundancies

?Last week the chancellor announced his winter economic plans, with chilling consequences for millions of workers.

Back to life, back to (a new) reality: the workplace after furlough

As workers return from furlough and businesses begin to awake from enforced hibernation, HR will need to overcome some tricky challenges.

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.

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