Two-thirds of employers commit to offering flexible working following the pandemic
Sep08

Two-thirds of employers commit to offering flexible working following the pandemic

A brand-new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that nearly two-thirds (61.4%) of employers plan on offering flexible working to their employees following the pandemic.  The job board surveyed 250 UK companies to understand their attitudes towards flexible working; with the findings showing that 62.4% of respondents already offered flexible working before the pandemic. Alongside this, 92.7%...

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Let’s not fool ourselves: Women in the workplace have not benefited from the ‘flexibility’ offered by the pandemic
Sep07

Let’s not fool ourselves: Women in the workplace have not benefited from the ‘flexibility’ offered by the pandemic

By Peakon Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sheree Atcheson Many believe the coronavirus pandemic answered working women’s calls for greater flexibility – this could not be further from the truth. Over the years, flexible working has been hailed as key to getting more women into the workplace and leadership positions – and closing the gender pay gap. In 2018, a study showed that 70% of women who dropped out of their careers...

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Job security and flexibility increasingly important to professionals during pandemic
Jun23

Job security and flexibility increasingly important to professionals during pandemic

…But salary is still the number one factor when looking for a new job   A new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that salary (73.8%), location (66.9%) and job security (27.7%) are the three most important factors that professionals are looking for in a new job right now.  The study surveyed 1,100 UK professionals and asked them which of the following factors did they value the...

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Why flexi workers shouldn’t be dismissed for leadership roles
Mar16

Why flexi workers shouldn’t be dismissed for leadership roles

Jamie Mackenzie, Director at Sodexo Engage The words “flexible working” can still strike terror into the hearts of some employers. Allow people to leave early? Or work from home? Surely that’s a recipe for disaster? But companies that don’t offer flexible working out of fear that employees will use it as an excuse to skive off need to have a rethink. Showing employees that you care about their work-life balance can make all the...

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Why companies should actively support parents returning to work
Apr25

Why companies should actively support parents returning to work

Guest Blog by Katie Matthews Katie Matthews, Co-head of Sport & Fitness at The PHA Group, discusses returning to work following her second child, why companies should actively support parents returning to work and sharing her job role to balance her career and her family I was asked recently what the biggest challenge I have had to overcome in my career has been, and I was able to answer without hesitation. Returning to work after...

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Over a third of UK workers looking for alternative ways of working over full-time jobs
Apr15

Over a third of UK workers looking for alternative ways of working over full-time jobs

Alternative work models are continuing to grow in popularity, with over a third (37%) of the UK’s workforce preferring this type of work. This is according to ManpowerGroup Solutions’ latest Candidate Preferences Survey, for which more than 700 UK workers were surveyed. The number of workers seeking different work types has increased by 5% in the past year, with more individuals now opting for independence, greater choice and a better...

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London is behind the trend: Four-times fewer job ads for a seven-day flexible work week than other major UK cities
Apr01

London is behind the trend: Four-times fewer job ads for a seven-day flexible work week than other major UK cities

LIt is no secret that a company’s focus on wellness and flexibility is becoming a major factor in people’s decisions when applying for and accepting new job roles. Four-day working weeks are becoming increasingly popular with companies, however, a recent survey from Worksome shows that 47% of UK employees said that the ability to spread their workload across the entire seven days would increase their satisfaction with their...

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Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands
Mar26

Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands

·      Less than three in 10 (29%) UK employees work for companies that operate flexible working schemes for all ·      Almost a third (31%) of UK workers would turn down a job opportunity that didn’t allow flexible working – a quarter (25%) have already done so  ·      Productivity suffering as a result Four in ten (42%) UK employees say...

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Parents penalised for working part time and grapple with long hours culture
Feb21

Parents penalised for working part time and grapple with long hours culture

The UK’s working parents are penalised for working part-time and suffer from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a major new study published today by Working Families and Bright Horizons. Part-time penalty leaves mothers behind The 2019 Modern Families Index [1] reveals that parents working part time – most of whom are women [2] – have justa 21% chance of being promoted within the next three years,...

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New research: Parents penalised for working part time and grapple with long hours culture
Feb07

New research: Parents penalised for working part time and grapple with long hours culture

The UK’s working parents are penalised for working part-time and suffer from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a major new study published today by Working Families and Bright Horizons. Part-time penalty leaves mothers behind The 2019 Modern Families Index [1] reveals that parents working part time –most of whom are women [2] – have just a 21% chance of being promoted within the next three years,...

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Four out of ten British freelancers plan to stay freelance long-term
Dec19

Four out of ten British freelancers plan to stay freelance long-term

As freelancers continue to represent an increasingly significant proportion of the workforce, people are increasingly seeing this way of working as a career choice, not just a short-term, convenient option. Almost four out of ten (39.5%) freelancers plan to remain so in the long term, with only 7.2% of those currently working in this manner wanting to work as an employee again in the future. These results come from the latest survey...

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Lack of Flexible Working Leaves Employees Missing Major Life Events
Oct31

Lack of Flexible Working Leaves Employees Missing Major Life Events

A recent survey has revealed that 67% of employees have missed major life events due to a lack of flexible working within their organisation.   The survey conducted by workplace wellbeing organisation Liberty Mind, was created to fully understand the impacts on employees who do not have the opportunity of flexible working.     From those surveyed it was found that a staggering 40% had missed hospital or health-related...

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Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business
Oct17

Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business

PeoplePerHour, the UK’s leading freelance marketplace, today reveals that 71% of Britain’s employed workforce have considered starting their own business with the highest number (46%) of employees over 45 unafraid and ready to take the plunge.     Prospective entrepreneurs are jumping from employment to achieve what PeoplePerHour calls “the work dream”, which equates to having a better work life balance (39%), flexible hours...

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How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged
Oct01

How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged

As a business owner or HR manager, you’ll have no doubt found that worker engagement can blow just as hot and cold as the weather we’re having at the moment. When employees are riding high, they’re productive, motivated and happy, but all too often, all it takes is a little knock to their confidence and they’re back down to earth with a bump. When dealing with remote employees, maintaining a consistent level of engagement can be all...

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How to attract and retain the best workforce in a digital world
Sep27

How to attract and retain the best workforce in a digital world

Guest Blog By Bradlee Allen, Product Evangelist, Fuze   We’re experiencing a fundamental shift in the world of work, driven by technology advancements and a rapidly-changing worker mindset. Work is no longer “where we are”—it’s “what we do.”     Demand for flexible working, open office cultures, and a positive work-life balance has never been stronger. Don’t be fooled by the hype around millennials either. These...

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