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The flexible working rules are changing

This week, which saw Flexible Working Awareness Day, seems like a good time to be writing something about the potential benefits of flexible working.  Flexible working covers everything from flexibility in terms of the work location (e.g. home working) as … Continue reading

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Have you got a good work life balance?

The term ‘work life balance’ is one we’ve all heard before, but how many of us really ever give much thought to the way we balance out our work commitments with the rest of our lives? For many, the pressure … Continue reading

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Calling in sick? Are you actually ill, or are there other issues at play? What employers can do to help

New research from Axa PPP Healthcare has produced some interesting figures concerning the reaction of some SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) to staff who phone in sick. The survey revealed that 60% of bosses of SMEs do not always believe … Continue reading

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Flexible working for carers

Most of us feel the pressure at work at times and feel like we’re struggling to get everything done. But what about those who work (often full time) and then return home to their ‘other’ (unpaid) job of caring for … Continue reading

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Anywhere Working Week to mark the benefits of flexible working

This week (beginning Monday 27 February) is ‘Anywhere Working Week’, an initiative begun by Anywhere Working, a group initiative established to show how flexible working can increase productivity and wellbeing, save the environment, and improve an organisation’s bottom line. The … Continue reading

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Anyone for tennis? Wimbledon and unscheduled absence

The fact that the first day of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships saw rain and the exit of a British player will not do much to detract from the levels of interest in the championship over the coming weeks. As the … Continue reading

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