Your lunch hour is now 19min 42sec
Metro, 25 January 2006
A survey of 1,500 staff, commissioned by Post-it-Notes, has found
that lunch breaks are getting shorter with almost half of workers
viewing colleagues who always go out to lunch as not being committed
to their jobs.
Madonna is best working mother
Metro, 19 January 2006
A survey of 3,000 working parents by Living TV found that
almost half of women get a negative reaction from employers when
asking for maternity leave or time off to care for their children,
and Madonna was judged to be the celebrity who best juggles work
Women in mind
The Daily Telegraph Business B8, 17 January 2006
An annual survey by UPS has found that
British firms are among the most supportive in Europe when
it comes to helping women in the workplace, with 74 per cent
of UK businesses offering flexible working hours.
life balance, management practices and productivity
Centre of Economic Performance (CEP)
, 10 January 2006
A new report, by the Centre of Economic Performance,
has found that companies that are bigger, more globalised and better managed
provide a better work-life balance for their employees, but having good practices
on work-life balance does not lead to higher productivity.
survey of breakfast habits
The Daily Telegraph,
20 January 2006
A YouGov survey has found nearly half of the 2,300 people who took part are
having a rushed, solitary breakfast or skipping it altogether so they can work
of keeping mum
17 January 2006
As increasing numbers of women leave having children until
later in their careers, maternity leave coaching is becoming popular
as a way of holding on to talent.
flexible working ‘not available' for most staff
Public Finance, 6 January 2006
Almost 60% of public bodies do not offer staff flexible employment schemes,
despite legislation in 2003 that gives employees the right to request these,
according to the latest Labour Force Survey assessment of British working practices.
million work a day a week unpaid, says TUC
TUC, 5 January 2006
Almost five million employees worked an average extra day a week in unpaid
overtime in 2005, according to a survey released by the TUC. That represents
over 20% of the UK's 28.8 million working population.