Work-life balance has become one of the
top items on the agenda of many large organisations - and
a top priority for workers everywhere.
this section we look at the contribution flexible working - in all its
forms - can make to achieving more balanced lives.
Recent articles on work-life balance:
Study shows flexible work good for health
of a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) by researchers
at the University of Minnesota has found a strong
link between new working practices and improved
Aiming for Work-Life Balance in Hong Kong - How to
drive cultural change
We report on a great new resource from Hong Kong - a
guide on how to drive cultural change for achieving
work-life balance. A fascinating insight into
flexible working in the city that epitomises where
East meets West.
Nick Clegg announces flexible parenting leave
New paternity leave arrangements are
coming in in April this year.
And now, to the dismay of some of
the employers' organisations,
further changes are being proposed
to come in for 2015.
Balancing work and the rest of life - the role of
This article - originally written for a bank's
in-house publication - explores how flexible working
can provide you with the key ingredient for
work-life balance: giving you back control of your
life. So long as you remember that you are in
control, that is ...
Flexible work good for families -
not least Dads, says UK Department for
Over the past few years, the
government has taken a leading role
in supporting parents and carers at
work. The ‘right to request’
flexible working, and new paternity,
maternity and parental leave options
have been introduced to support
parents at work including fathers.
It’s good for families, good for
equality – and good for business
In this article Pat McFadden,
former Minister for Employment Relations,
sets out the reasons why the
government favours flexible working,
and is extending the ‘right to
request’ flexible working to more
Home alone? Assessing and
overcoming the dangers of isolation
It's the question every homeworker
is asked - don't you feel isolated?
We look at how to stay connected -
and who you want to be connected to
Working 24/7 How to claim back some
Got that 3 a.m. urgent email from a
colleague? It's bad news if you're
up to send a quick reply. Tune
in, but don't forget to turn off ...
A right to request flexible work for
Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette
Cooper has called for more part-time
working jobs to be available for
Balancing work and the rest of life
The role of flexible working in
creating work-life balance.
parents now have 'right to request' flexible working
The long-awaited extension to the
flexible working regulations came
into force in April 2009. Now
in the UK around a third of the
workforce have the right to request
flexible working - and their bosses
should not unreasonably refuse
Requesting flexible work - how do I
A basic guide to asking your
employer to change to a flexible
Being 'CEO of Me' - Knowing
Review of a very insightful book by Ellen Kossek and Brenda Lautsch.
The authors analyse different models for balancing
lives and understanding which one fits best.