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Work/life Articles

UK employers were gifted £26 billion of free labour last year
February 25 2024 - According to the TUC, 3.8 million people did unpaid overtime in 2023.

Taking care of employee wellbeing and mental health is good for everyone
February 22 2024 - As our working lives are frequently fast paced and demanding, it is incumbent on employers to have what is needed to support employee mental health and wellbeing.

Is Poor Sleep Quality Affecting Your Productivity
February 16 2024 - A new study highlighted sleep quality as a major impediment to productivity in the workplace.

How retailers can harness EX tech to safeguard employees from workplace stress
June 18 2023 - Modern workforce management solutions have emerged as the single greatest enabler for companies to transform their employee experience.

How to help your employees through personal difficulties
April 25 2023 - People tend to feel the need to keep their personal and work lives separated. But this isn’t always healthy - especially when they’re going through personal difficulties.

How to Secure a Mortgage on Your Ideal Property
December 20 2022 - With some smart planning and taking the right forms of mortgage and financial advice, the process can be relatively straightforward.

The seasonal staff burnout epidemic: how retailers can ensure a smooth holiday season
December 8 2023 - The retail industry faces unique challenges when it comes to labour management.

How to support your employees that travel regularly
July 28 2022 - Travelling for business can be a demanding process, especially for those employees that are out on the road more often than not

How to Realise Your Ambitions in 2022
July 28 2022 - Using motivational techniques and practical steps to realise your dreams in the remaining months of 2022.

Presenteeism, Health and Performance
April 13 2022 - Recent research has highlighted the tremendous costs of presenteeism on employees and organizations alike.

Baby Boomers driving great work-life rebalancing revolution
July 5 2021 - Now is not a time to lock horns on the return to the return to office debate, but a time to work in employee - employer partnership.

Working 9 to 9: Protecting Your Workforce from the Health Dangers of Overtime
June 16 2021 - Working over and above contracted hours is something which has come to be expected by many employers and employees alike.

Tackling Employee Burnout in the Manufacturing Sector
May 10 2021 - Employees afraid of losing their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic may overwork in the belief that this might save them from being made redundant.

Taking a different approach to lone working
December 4 2020 - The number of employees working from home has skyrocketed. With preferences shifting, this forced change could become a permanent fixture in the working lives of many.

Lockdown in winter - working from home creates new challenges for employers and employees
December 3 2020 - With daylight hours at a minimum and lockdown continuing across the UK, everyone will be feeling some form of pressure.

My Job Is Too Stressful: 7 Effective Methods to Tackle Stress at Work
October 1 2019 - Do you find yourself thinking "my job is too stressful?" If so, there are options for you. Read on to learn how to reduce stress at work.

5 Things To Do Before Taking Annual Leave, (so you can actually relax)
May 12 2019 - I was surprised to read recently that 40% of employees in the UK aren't using their full, paid holiday entitlement.

How To Promote A Culture Of Punctuality At Work
November 29 2018 - Not only does it improve productivity, but it can also lead to a healthier relationship between employees and employers.

Extra Workload a Challenge for Work-life Balance
October 28 2016 - A recent survey suggests that office workloads in major European economies have gone up significantly over the last year.

B Lab Awards 79 Companies for Positive Impact on Workforce
October 9 2013 - Study after study shows that being ‘best for workers' means being best for shareholders because the name of the game is winning the war for talent

What employers need to know about stress at work
August 14 2013 - Stress at work is a costly affair and hits businesses financially, but also has a negative influence on staff relationships, poor performance, staff turnover and leads to more management time being spent on resolving the issues arising from stress.

Danger of the desk
July 3 2012 - Men and women react differently to stress.

Work-life Balance and the Public Sector
January 25 2007 - Public sector employers may 'talk the talk' on work-life balance, but in practice have limited commitment to changing standard working patterns.

Most employers anticipate difficulties coping with new rights for workers with family responsibilities
November 24 2006 - A new survey by CIPD/KPMG finds that many employers believe that the implementation of new legal rights for working mothers and fathers will cause them difficulty.

Teleworking Over-hyped, Say CIPD
October 3 2006 - A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) argues that the phenomenon of teleworking has been over-exaggerated, is unlikely ever to be a prospect for the majority of workers, and may be overshadowing far more effective means of improving work-life balance. Teleworking: trends and prospects suggests that many studies artificially swell the numbers of teleworkers by including "white van men" - tradespeople and others in self-employment who happen to use a computer and telephone as part of their work.

Soldiers' Wives Tough It Out
September 6 2006 - September 2006 sees the deployment of more British troops to Afghanistan, but what is the impact on the wives and families left behind? Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council "The Family and Military as 'Greedy Institutions': Negotiating a work-life balance in the British Forces" reveals that the wives of British soldiers on active duty are more resilient then their husbands might imagine. Army wives have their dissatisfactions, but the work-life tensions of military life are outweighed by the financial security it provides.

Managers Enjoy Their Work
February 7 2006 - Stress levels among senior managers are declining, their work-life balance is improving and more people are working long hours because they enjoy their jobs, according to Roffey Park's Management Agenda 2006 survey.

Survey shows work-life balance policies are working
September 9 2003 - But one third of employers are failing to get the message, according to the Work Foundation.

Work-life balance examples
February 5 2002 - A conference on trends in working hours and flexible working patterns in the UK and across Europe will hear from employers who, working with unions, have encouraged flexible working and work-life balance. Examples featured will include Lloyds TSB and Arla Foods.

Evaluating stress measurement questionnaires
January 3 2002 -

  • Do stress measurement questionnaires really measure stress in a reliable and valid way?
  • Do they actually provide the information that organisations need to tackle workplace stress?

    Married to the job?
    March 5 2001 - The partners of a third of people who work longer than 48 hours in a typical week reported that the long hours culture had a negative effect on their relationships. More than half of the partners interviewed by Taylor Nelson Sofres for the CIPD said that their sex life suffered as a result of the `long hours' worker's tiredness. 43% agreed that they were fed up with having to take responsibility for most of the domestic burden.



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