Flexible working

Employee benefits lack adequate support for working parents, survey finds

Just 14% of working parents feel supported by their employee benefits package, according to research by REC Parenting, an online platform that offers support to parents.

How to reply to a flexible working request

A new draft of the Code of Practice on requests for flexible working has been published by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas).

Employees unaware of new day one right to request flexible working

Most (70%) of employees are not aware that they will have a right to request flexible working from their employer from day one of their job next year, according to the Advisory, Conciliation and...

Job shares are a win for all parties

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Designing flexible working strategies that meet multi-stakeholder goals

Flexible working is on the rise, as employees seek greater autonomy over when and where they work.

Three ways to build a fertility policy

The IVF Network hosted an event yesterday (2nd November) in London to discuss what employers should consider when building a fertility treatment policy.

Remote jobs flooded with applicants as majority of recruiters struggle

A study found 305 workers apply to every remote job advert, while three quarters of employers struggle to fill vacancies, according to flexible working accreditation Flexa.

How flexible working transformed a care provider's retention strategy

While care homes struggle with an ongoing labour shortage, HR magazine reporter Millicent Machell found out how one care provider used flexible working to turn the tables on recruitment and retention.

Day two highlights from Unleash World 2023

Unleash World conference is back in Paris for 2023, featuring plenty of discussions around AI, skills and training and talent management.

Labour’s zero-hours contract pledge divides experts

Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the Labour Party, promised to ban zero-hours contracts if Labour comes into power at the next election.

Half of parents consider quitting over office mandates

Half (50%) of UK working parents are looking for new roles because of their employers' return-to-office mandates, according to flexible childcare provider Pebble.

NatWest, Grant Thornton and Welsh Parliament named most family-friendly employers in UK

Charity Working Families has released its annual list of top family-friendly employers in the UK for 2023.