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Work/life Articles

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.

Is Your Job Making You Sleep Deprived?
April 5 2018 - Sleep is the most vital component to having both an enjoyable and a fruitful day. A Sleep Council study revealed that the industry you work in can greatly affect how you sleep.

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.

Stress Factors
March 12 2014 - Review of some of the factors linked to stress

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.

TUC says 5,000,000 work a day a week unpaid
January 5 2006 - More accurately, 4,759,000 employees worked an average of 7 hours 24 minutes a week in unpaid overtime in 2005, according to a TUC analysis of the official Labour Force Survey figures.

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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