Work/life balance

WFH is increasing incidence of employee burnout

Working from home is intensifying work-related stress and aggravating motivation issues for UK workers, according to a new report.

What should HR keep after the COVID crisis?

Evolution is a messy process. Through random changes in DNA, new advantages emerge which are retained in a growing majority of the species.

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Remote working hours need to be monitored

UK employees are happier working from home, but the hours they work need to be better monitored by senior leaders, according to new research from the CIPD.

‘Iceberg’ of discontent over flexible working expected post-pandemic

Employers have been warned not to take away flexible working after restrictions are lifted post-coronavirus.

Special leave should be for all employees not just parents and carers

With boundaries between work and home life blurring into one, how can businesses support their employees with balancing it all?

Coronavirus will intensify burnout unless employers intervene

A third winter lockdown and continued uncertainties due to the pandemic has placed employees more at risk of burnout than ever before.

Digital support with a human touch: using apps to combat lockdown challenges

To help its workforce adjust to the challenges of lockdown, insurance giant Aviva adopted app-based assistance backed up with a personal approach.

Workers prepared to take pay cut for fully remote roles

Three quarters of UK office workers said they would take a pay cut to guarantee a fully remote role allowing them to work from anywhere.

Employees continue overworking during third lockdown

HR teams need to be wary that the third UK national lockdown may lead to staff working overtime and feeling burnt out.

HR should offer furlough to working parents, TUC says

A last-minute decision by ministers to close some schools after the Christmas break has left many working parents without childcare.

The importance of daily rituals when working from home

Rolling lockdowns and the ongoing pandemic fill many of us with dread, anxiety, fear, worry and beyond. I am often asked by clients for advice on how best to prepare and manage this at an...

Women’s work/life balance progress has been stalled due to coronavirus

COVID-19 and national lockdowns have stalled progress for working women as they have had to adapt their working lives more than men.