The Positive Impact of Flexible Working Practices

The Positive Impact of Flexible Working Practices

Single Parent Families
Single Parent Families

There are many reasons for flexible working becoming more popular – and in some cases, more necessary – than ever before. The increase in the number of working single parent families is just one example, as is the fact that many people combine working with caring for elderly, sick or disabled loved ones. The changing demographics of our population also mean that there is a greater range of needs to cater for and so for many people, the traditional ‘9-5’ is no longer as convenient as it once was.

There are quite a few signs to suggest …

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London 2012 Olympics – How are your employers treating the Olympic Games?

London 2012 Olympics – How are your employers treating the Olympic Games?

So 7 years after the announcement that London would be the host city of the 2012 Olympics, the games are nearly upon us. There has been a steady build up of anticipation over those years, and excitement is ready to burst, with millions of the British public being involved in the Olympics in one capacity or another.

With huge events like this, there is always debate within the business community about how best to deal with staff demands for additional time off, or flexible working hours, and London 2012 has been no different. Anecdotal evidence has shown that many companies are …

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The European Championship – An HR Issue

The European Championship – An HR Issue

So we are now just over a week away from the UEFA European Championships and the daily papers have been alive with speculation on the makeup of the England football squad for months now. The big debate has been over the inclusion of former captain, John Terry over Rio Ferdinand, but it got me thinking (and this is where I get back on topic)…

The issue over squad selection is a very public display of the importance of managing staff in an appropriate manner. The world’s press are micro-analysing everything that Roy Hodgson does, and it is sometimes hard to …

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