Flexible benefits

Employers sustain return to office push

Nearly all (98%) companies have continued to encourage employees to return to the office, research by Towergate Health & Protection found.

M&S doubles parental leave and increases pay

M&S has enhanced its parental leave policy and launched a new retail pay offer.

Cover story: Delivering the perfect reward package (Part 2)

The rules of reward have been ripped up over the last few crisis-hit years. Dan Cave finds out how HR leaders can reap the 'Covid dividend' to power a progressive reward strategy.

UK workers given day-one flexible working rights

Millions of UK employees will be able to request flexible working from their first day of employment, as per new measures introduced by the government.

Inflation threatens workplace progress made in pandemic

The UK's uncertain economic future is causing employers to scale back on important parts of workplace culture, reversing progress made during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Benefits Case Study: Tesco - A big break for work-life balance

Tesco's Lifestyle Breaks give employees the chance to spend time with their children, renovate their house, go travelling, have plastic surgery - whatever takes their fancy.