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Employers and Work-life Balance – News Archive February 2006

24 February 2006

Work 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.

Managers 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 organisation.

Nearly 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 figures.

Thank 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

Work your proper hours day – 24 Feb
Worksmart

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?

Retail 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.

Do you have work-life balance?
The Guardian, 12 February 2006
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.

 

10 February 2006

Work 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?

Work-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. .

City 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.

Get a life
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


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