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TitleBabies and bosses: reconciling work and family life (Vo: 1) – Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands
Date2002
Material typeBook
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Webhttp://www.oecd.org/
Author(s)OECD
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBack to work: a guide for women returners
Date2004
Material typeBook
AbstractDiscusses important issues such as restoring self-confidence and identity, explores motivation and practicalities and examines childcare options available. It also looks at strategies for creating an optimal work-life balance, and how to deal with issues such as sexism and ageism. Includes with a comprehensive directory of useful organisations, associations, agencies and resources.
Web
Author(s)Wolfin, Diana and Foreman, Susan
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBalancing work and family life: enhancing choice and support for parents
Date2003
Material typeReport
AbstractOutlines the Government’s strategy to help parents. Summarises measures coming into effect in April 2003.
Webhttp://www.dti.gov.uk
Author(s)HM Treasury. Great Britain and Department of Trade and Industry. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Large (500+)
TitleBalancing work, family and other lifestyle aspects: a qualitative study of Australian medical students’ attitudes
Date2004
Material typeResearch Paper
AbstractThis qualitative study of first and final year medical students in New South Wales, Australia, found that most students referred to a balance of work, family and lifestyle as an important factor in their career decisions.
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Author(s)Tolhurst, Helen and Stewart, Stephen
Industry Other services
CountryAustralia
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBase Connections
Date2005
Material typeCase study
AbstractHow a telemarketing company’s success was built on flexible working to help staff combine child care and work responsibilities.
Webhttp://www.baseconnections.co.uk/
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBeating the 24/7: how business leaders achieve a successful work-life balance
Date2002
Material typeBook
AbstractCollection of profiles from prominent business leaders, where they discuss their experiences of the “cash rich but time poor” lifestyle their commitments require of them.
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Author(s)Fletcher, Winston
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBeing positive about age diversity at work: a practical guide for business
Date2002
Material typeReport
AbstractThis publication updates the Code of practice on Age diversity. It offers employers guidance on how to improve their age policies and covers recruitment, selection, promotion, training and development, redundancy and retirement.
Web
Author(s)Department for Work and Pensions
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Large (500+)
TitleBenefiting from a balanced life?
Date1999
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractA survey of 2000 people management professionals looking at the range of benefits to assist staff in their work/life balance. Available as a free document on CIPD website, once registered as a guest. This publication updates the Code of practice on Age diversity. It offers employers guidance on how to improve their age policies and covers recruitment, selection, promotion, training and development, redundancy and retirement.
Webhttp://www.cipd.co.uk/
Author(s)Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBEST European Studies on Time 2
Date2001
Material typeReport
AbstractMain focus of this report is working time in the retail sector. Includes information on: opening hours in the EU; staff management systems and impact of new opening hours. Report also includes short articles on the growth of part-time working in the EU and Labour market entry and working time preferences.
Web
Author(s)European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBlurring the home/work boundary: profiling employers who allow working from home
Date2001
Material typeReport
AbstractThis paper examines how many workplaces offer non-managerial staff the option to work at home. In so doing, it identifies the characteristics of workplaces where working at home is permitted. The paper also tests 12 hypotheses, which emerged from a review of the family-friendly and working at home literature.
Webhttp://www.clms.le.ac.uk/
Author(s)Felstead, Alan
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBoehringer Ingelheim UK Ltd
Date2005
Material typeCase study
AbstractHow flexible working helped promote a performance culture in a leading pharmaceutical company.
Webhttp://www.boehringer-ingelheim.co.uk
Industry Manufacturing
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Large (500+)
TitleBook of balanced living: options to take control of your time, work and life
Date2002
Material typeBook
AbstractChapters include: Evaluating your personal and material needs; finding the right work; and practical tips relating to stress, childcare and support. Case studies and exercises to achieve balanced living are included.
Web
Author(s)McCarraher, Lucy
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBreaking the long hours culture
Date1998
Material typeReport
AbstractReport discusses the reasons why employees in the United Kingdom work the longest hours in Europe.
Webhttp://www.employment-studies.co.uk/
Author(s)Institute for Employment Studies.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBritain’s hidden brain drain – final report
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractFinal report of the Equal Opportunities Commission’s investigation into the benefits of flexible and part-time working in England, Scotland and Wales. Issues covered include the hidden brain drain of part-time workers and barriers to change.
Web
Author(s)Equal Opportunities Commission
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBritish lone parent cohort and their children 1991 to 2001, The
Date2004
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractThis study investigates to what extent different pathways through lone parenthood may be associated with different outcomes for the children of lone-parent families.
Webhttp://www.dwp.gov.uk/
Author(s)Marsh, Alan and Vegeris, Sandra
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBritish Telecom
Date2005
Material typeCase study
AbstractHow teleworking and flexible working options helped BT provide better customer service and improved productivity.
Webhttp://www.bt.com
Industry Transport and communications
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Large (500+)

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TitleBurnt out or burning bright? the effect of stress in the workplace
Date2001
Material typeResearch Paper
AbstractResearch into the effects of stress in the workplace compiled following discussions with directors, senior executives and human resource managers at companies including Credit Suisse First Boston, Volvo Car UK Limited and Pearson plc and is supplemented by a review of current literature on stress at work.
Webhttp://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
Author(s)The Mental Health Foundation
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBusiness case for diversity and equality
Date2003
Material typeBook
AbstractBooklet outlining the business case for diversity at work, which will be necessary given the demographic changes in the labour market. Focuses on benefits to the organisation and shareholders. Includes brief case studies of major UK corporations who have taken action on equality and diversity.
Web
Author(s)Women and Equality Unit
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBusiness context to long hours working, The
Date2003
Material typeReport
AbstractProvides insight into the business reasons for long hours working. Looks at issues such as exemption from the Working Time Regulations, characteristics of organisations and hours of work, flexible working hours and the effect of long hours on business performance.
Webhttp://www.dti.gov.uk
Author(s)Hogarth, Terence; Daniel, W.W; and Dickerson, Andy
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
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