Work life balance

Four-day week continued by most trial participants

The largest global trial of the four-day work week has been deemed a success, as 89% of participating companies have continued adopting the practice a year on, research has showed.

Work notifications ruining family time for younger workers

Increased work notifications are disrupting employees' time with loved ones, according to technology company RingCentral.

UK employees work 18 days of unpaid overtime a year

The average UK employee works 18 additional days (over 139 hours) a year of overtime for free, according to a study from HR software provider Ciphr.

Sunday scaries caused by blurred work/life boundaries

The effects of 'Sunday night blues' have intensified for media professionals due to an increase in remote working, according to a new study.

Businesses hail "transformative" four-day week pilot

All companies that participated in a four-day working week pilot across the US, Ireland and Australia are planning to stick with the reduced working week.

Legal pitfalls of the four-day working week

Employers considering a four-day working week should give careful thought as to how it is implemented in practice.

Zero-hours workers claim better work/life balance

Workers on zero-hours contracts think the benefits outweigh the negatives, despite calls for them to be banned by campaign groups.

Four-day week needs careful planning to succeed

Nine in 10 UK employees reportedly support a four-day week, yet experts warn that HR needs to take a measured approach to reap its benefits.

Younger workers feel empowered to make changes in their workplace

More than half of employees feel more empowered to influence change in their workplace - especially younger workers.

Tech firms lead the way in UK's best work/life balance

Tech companies have dominated Glassdoor’s 2021 list for the highest rated UK companies for work/life balance.

Brewing company offers extra paid leave to use as staff please


?Molson Coors Brewing Company has launched a new initiative which offers staff up to two weeks extra paid leave annually to focus on moments that matter to them

Flexible working more important than role prestige and pay

A third of Brits (30%) say that flexible working is so important they would prioritise it over a more prestigious role