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The changing work-life balance needs of men

Since they have traditionally shouldered the burden of caring responsibilities the quest for work-life balance has been seen as a women’s issue. Increasingly, however, as the expectations of younger fathers change, men are also facing challenges in balancing work and ...
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Is email damaging your work-life balance?

Research released at the end of last month reignited the debate about the place of emails in our working lives. According to Dr Juliet Jain more than half the 5,000 commuters she spoke to were using their train’s wifi to ...
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Seven steps to negotiating a flexible working arrangement

Seven steps to negotiating a flexible working arrangement We know that access to flexible working can be a way to reduce pay gaps and help women progress. Legislation exists allowing qualifying employees to ask for flexible working and most organisations ...
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Is flexible working good for your health?

The health of employees is a growing concern for HR, or it should be, due to the obvious impact that health has on sickness levels, productivity and ultimately on attrition. Interestingly, recent research in social psychology has identified causal links ...
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How HR can support flexible working in organisations

Four ways HR Specialists can support flexible working in their organisation If you’re reading this blog on the Trapeze HR website the chances are you’re already convinced that flexible working is a good thing. Sadly, other members of your organisation ...
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Why working flexibly boosts productivity

While there is considerable research to suggest the majority of employees (of all ages) want to work flexibly, resistance among employers remains. Many view offering flexibility as a concession to staff rather than a business benefit. This can pose a ...
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The business benefits of flexible working in HR

Almost three quarters of CIPD members are female. So it’s highly likely many of them will juggle work and childcare at some point in their career. It’s also highly likely they will need access to some form of flexible working ...
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How to make job sharing work in HR

A job-share – where two employees share a full-time workload – is a great way of overcoming the challenge of retaining full-time cover while accommodating the needs of people seeking reduced hours. The majority of job-shares are created when a ...
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