24 February 2006
your proper hours day
TUC, 24 February 2006 Today is Work Your
Proper Hours Day! The TUC encourages everyone to take
a full lunch break and leave on time.
It pays to do your homework
The Technology Guardian, 24 Feb, p8
One in five UK workers now work from home
at least one day a week, according to a survey among
3,000 office-based workers by PC World Business.
top 2006 long hours league table
TUC, 24 February 2006
The TUC’s annual league table shows that 4.76 million
employees worked an average of 7.4 hours unpaid overtime
every week. Company directors, senior civil servants and
top local government staff worked the most unpaid overtime.
Work Life Balance The
Times Career, 23 February 3006, p4
Advice on work-life balance policies for your
half workforce want to work fewer hours
TUC, 20 February 2006
Nearly half of people at work (45 per cent) want to work fewer hours, and more
than two million people (one in ten employees) would downshift by giving up
pay for a better work-life balance, according to a TUC analysis of official
god for 9 to 5, when you don’t have to work
The Observer, 20 February 2006, p38
Victoria Coren wonders whether some people use work as a haven from all their
social and family commitments and whether they might be happier and achieve
more at work if they tried to do less.
17 February 2006
your proper hours day - 24 Feb
Over five million people at work in the UK regularly do unpaid overtime, giving
their employers £25 billion of free work every year. If you're one
of them, why not take some time to reflect on how well (or badly) you're
balancing your life?
romance blooms as staff work longer hours
Personnel Today, 13 February 2006
As staff, especially in the
retail sector, work longer hours, the workplace has become a major
source of relationships and friendships, according to a survey of
1,350 retail workers by recruitment firm RetailChoice.com.
you have work-life balance?
The Guardian, 12 February
Work-life balance doesn't just mean getting to the
pub on time. There are new ways for employers and employees to
decide on working hours and allot benefits. Try The Guardian
quiz to find out if you know what 'getting wlb' involves.
your proper hours day - 24 Feb
Over five million people at work in the UK regularly
do unpaid overtime, giving their employers £25billion of
free work every year. If you're one of them, why not take some
time to reflect on how well (or badly) you're balancing your life?
balance becoming critical to recruitment and retention
Management Issues News, 1 Feb 2006
According to the annual US MetLife Employee Benefits
Trend Study, more than half (56 per cent) of today's employees
rate work-life balance as a key job selection criterion. .
high-fliers dream of city switch
eFinancialCareers.com, 31 January 2006
A survey of over 1400 finance professionals – conducted by financial
careers jobsite eFinancialCareers.com – has found 47.5% would choose
to move away from London tomorrow if they could. Striking a better work-life
balance (50.3%) and family reasons (16%) are cited as the primary reasons.
Panorama, 29 January 2006
BBC's Panorama programme recently featured the issue
of work-life balance. An ICM survey, commissioned by the BBC,
of 500 children aged 11 to 16, found that 83 per cent felt that
mothers of children aged three and under should not work full-time