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Information and resources


ACAS
www.acas.org.uk
Employment relations service offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

EAPA
www.eapa.org.uk
Professional association for EAP providers, purchasers, counsellors, consultants and trainers.

Employers for Childcare
www.employersforchildcare.org
Employers For Childcare is a registered charity and not-for-profit organization, set up to assist working parents by encouraging businesses to invest in employer supported childcare. Our range of innovative services can help all working parents, male and female balance work and family commitments.

Equal Opportunities Commission
http://www.eoc.org.uk/EOCeng/EOCcs/AboutEOC/equality_exchange_england.asp
The EOC’s Equality Exchange provides information and guidance to employers on sex equality issues and a confidential network for employers, to develop and share equality practices.

International Workplace Studies Programme
iwsp.human.cornell.edu
Information on alternative offices and integrated workplace strategies. The programme studies work processes, physical design, information technology and organisational culture to enable a better understanding of how new workplace strategies can benefit organisations.

Opportunity Now
www.opportunitynow.org.uk
Business-led campaign that works with employers to realise the economic potential and business benefits that women at all levels contribute to the workforce.

Parents at Work
www.parentsatwork.org.uk
Organisation providing information for working parents and their employers on employment rights, childcare and flexible working. Ir runs the Employer of the Year and Britain’s Best Boss annual awards and publishes research, such as: Working & Caring in London 2002 and Quality of Life in the City (of London).

TCA
www.tca.org.uk
Europe’s largest organisation dedicated to teleworking with a membership of over 2,000 individuals and organisations. Provides practical advice for both individuals and businesses on how to approach teleworking – information on technology and case studies. Produces a bi-monthly magazine called “Teleworker”.

The Work Foundation
www.theworkfoundation.com
The Work Foundation, formerly The Industrial Society, combines leading-edge analysis of the modern workplace with practical experience of what inspiring and successful businesses and public sector organisations look like today. It runs the EfWLB site.

Third Age Employment Network
www.taen.org.uk
The Network works for better opportunities for mature people to continue to learn, work and earn for as long as they want, or need, to do so.

TUC
www.tuc.org.uk/changingtimes
Britain’s largest voluntary organisation, the TUC campaigns for social change. It has led a number of work-life projects including “Time of Our Lives” which aimed to link better provision of services for customers with improved choice and control over working hours. Produces best practice for organisations in the public and voluntary sector. A free fortnightly email round-up of news, resources, and case studies on changing times at work is available on the website.

Work Smart
http://www.worksmart.org.uk/
The TUC’s guide to individuals getting the best out of work including information on employee rights at work, keeping well at work and pensions.

Work & Family Inc
www.workfamily.com
A global clearinghouse for work-life professionals. Produces monthly work-life news and trend digests. Subscribers have access to the searchable10 year archive of global work-life news. Includes lots of free information including “Tip of the Month”.

Work Life Balance Centre
www.worklifebalancecentre.org
A virtual resource that aims to raise awareness and promote discussion of work-life balance issues, promote and disseminate best practice in achieving work-life balance and conduct research into working practices and issues. In partnership with Keele University it is currently undertaking research into the effects of over-working: http://www.24-7survey.co.uk

Working Balance
www.workingbalance.co.uk
Looking at people management in the civil service, including work-life balance and HR issues across the UK public sector (civil service, local government, NHS and MoD).

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Case Studies/Best Practice

Great Place to Work Europe
http://www.eu100best.org/
100 workplaces that have created especially great workplace environments.

The Employers’ Forum on Disability
www.employers-forum.co.uk/
Employers’ organisation focused on the issue of disability in the workplace working closely with government and other stakeholders, sharing best practice to make it easier to employ disabled people and serve disabled customers.

TUC
www.tuc.org.uk/changingtimes
Britain’s largest voluntary organisation, the TUC campaigns for social change. It has led a number of work-life projects including “Time of Our Lives” which aimed to link better provision of services for customers with improved choice and control over working hours. Produces best practice for organisations in the public and voluntary sector. A free fortnightly email round-up of news, resources, and case studies on changing times at work is available on the website.

Working Woman Magazine
www.workingwoman.com
Formerly, Working Mother Magazine. The results of their annual “Employer of the Year Award” are published online.

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Human Resources

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
www.cipd.co.uk
Membership body for personnel professionals producing best practice guidelines for a range of hr issues

Personnel Today
www.personneltoday.co.uk
Online version of Personnel Today with free archive of articles, information on employment related legislation and the rest…

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