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Tag: Flexible Working


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Research reveals surge in flexible and remote roles

April 18, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Sixty-two per cent more flexible jobs were advertised in January to March 2024 compared with the same period last year, according to data drawn from analysis of job posts and search data by flexible jobs platform Flexa. The increase in […]


News

Wickes announces flexible working for store managers

January 18, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

In preparation for the move, Wickes partnered with social enterprise Timewise to carry out research on the roles of store managers, operations managers and duty managers to find out what barriers there were to flexible working. It then sought to […]


Research

Research identifies six post-pandemic worker types

January 16, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Its survey of 3,000 full-time UK employees asked what motivated or deterred people from applying for a certain job, and found that the majority felt work needed to fit around their life, with 72% stating that their career must allow […]


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Amazon offers term-time contracts

May 30, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

The contracts guarantee six weeks’ leave in the summer, and two weeks off at both Easter and Christmas, without affecting other benefits they receive, including private medical insurance and life assurance. Amazon piloted the contracts at three sites following employee […]


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CBI reveals principles to overcome UK labour challenges

March 1, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

In a speech to open the CBI Future of Work Conference today, director-general Tony Danker will say that a new, “radical” approach is needed to address the current labour crisis, which has been exacerbated by generational shifts alongside the Covid-19 […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

‘Fake’ flexibility and out-of-hours work hampering working mothers’ careers

February 27, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

These are among the key findings of a survey by Careering into Motherhood, which helps employees through career transitions after becoming a parent. Its survey of more than 2,000 working mothers found that 65% feel they have fewer career opportunities […]


Research

Ministers finally ditch much delayed workers watchdog

December 16, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Business secretary Grant Shapps has revealed that plans for a “single enforcement body” for labour laws had been put on the backburner. It would have brought together three current regulators under one roof and had a remit to impose large […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Day-one flexible working right ‘words on a page’ without enforcement

December 6, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Darren Jones MP, chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, said: “Updating labour laws to reflect more flexible working is welcome, but as ever, these laws only matter if they are used.” He was responding to yesterday’s government […]


Research

Flexible Working Bill receives strong support from MPs

October 31, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Its sponsor, Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi, said that the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill aims to get organisations to “think out of the box and more creatively” about how and when work can be carried out. She noted that while […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Flexible Working Bill to be debated today

October 28, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

If passed, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill will give employees a day-one right to request flexible working from their employer. Currently, they need to have been in a job for six months before making a flexible working request. It […]