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TitleTackling stress at work: a trade unionists guide
Date2002
Material typeReport
AbstractAn overview of the reported extent and causes of stress in the workplace. Provides a legal framework, with reference to specific legislation. Provides guidance on how to combat stress at work, both the employers’ responsibilities and how the trade union rep can assist. Includes the TUC stress MOT model.
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Author(s)Labour Research Department
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleTaking the long view : the ISER report 2004-5
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractSummarises a series of ISER research papers on work-life balance which looked at the hours people are required to work in different jobs and workplaces. The research shows restrictions on working hours within jobs and within employers needs to be addressed before workers can really determine their own working hours.
Webhttp://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/iser-reports/
Author(s)Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleTelework for Australian employees and businesses: maximising the economic and social benefits of flexible working practices
Date2006
Material typeReport
AbstractThis report explores the benefits of telework, including supporting business productivity and cost savings, Australia’s competitiveness in the global economy and social and community benefits. It provides recommendations to the Australian Government and identifies opportunities for action to ensure effective and measurable increases in telework uptake.
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Author(s)Australian Telework Advisory Committee
Industry Other services
CountryAustralia
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleThat elusive work-life balance
Date2005
Material typeReport
AbstractThis paper examines some of the literature on work-life balance, explores challenges in achieving it, addresses the costs of ignoring the issue, and presents specific strategies for implementing work-life balance for individuals, families and workplaces.
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Industry Other services
CountryCanada
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleThe 24-7 work-life balance survey
Date2006
Material typeReport
AbstractSixth annual 24-7 survey on work-life balance, published by the Work Life Balance Centre. Issues covered include flexible working options, support, health and legislation and policy. To receive a free pdf, complete the form from the link and you will be able to download the full report and a summary.
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Author(s)Julie Hurst, Sarah Baker, Steve French and Gary Daniels
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleThe future of work: looking ahead – the next ten years
Date2000
Material typeReport
AbstractThe structure of the UK labor market has changed radically over the past 20 years with the growth of “flexible” forms of employment and the end of job stability. Tomorrow’s labour market, it is said, will be dominated by flexible employment in an IT “knowledge driven economy”. This report examines the growth of alternative flexible working options and larger changes in the UK labour market.
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Author(s)TUC
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleThe second work-life balance study: results of the employees’ survey
Date2004
Material typeReport
AbstractResults indicate strong employee support for the importance of achieving work-life balance, with a significant increase in availability and take-up of flexible working practices since 2000.
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Author(s)Stevens, Jane, Brown, Juliet and Lee, Caroline
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleThe second work-life balance study: results of the employer survey – main report
Date2003
Material typeReport
AbstractThe findings indicate strong support for work-life balance amongst employers and support for the business case for the provision of work-life balance practices. The majority of employers that provided flexible working practices and leave arrangements found them to be cost effective, with a positive effect on labour turnover, motivation and commitment and employee relations. This is the main report. The executive summary is also available.
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Author(s)Woodland, Stephen et. al.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleThe second work-life balance survey: results from the employer survey. Executive summary
Date2003
Material typeReport
AbstractThe findings indicate strong support for work-life balance amongst employers and support for the business case for the provision of work-life balance practices. The majority of employers that provided flexible working practices and leave arrangements found them to be cost effective, with a positive effect on labour turnover, motivation and commitment and employee relations.
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Author(s)Department for Trade and Industry
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleTrue flexibility at work: attitudes towards the 24/7 culture
Date2002
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractReport of research carried out into attitudes to flexible working of 250 senior managers in the UK. General findings were that flexible working is expected to become more prevalent and these attitudes appear to be informed by their own experiences of balancing work and home responsibilities.
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Author(s)Holton, Viki
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleTurn it off: how to unplug from the anytime-anywhere office without disconnecting your career
Date2001
Material typeBook
AbstractMobile office technology means that “wired workers” can conduct business outside office hours and from any location, leading to work invading personal time. This practical book provides advice on regaining control and obtaining a sense of balance. It includes tips for managing email, time and setting limits on the virtual office. The 100/60/0 model for balancing time and work is discussed.
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Author(s)Gordon, Gil
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleTwenty4 – seven survey
Date2005
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractThis is the main finding of the fifth 24/7 Work life balance survey. The report looks at attitudes to work, its effects on family life and individual health.
Webhttp://www.24-7survey.co.uk
Author(s)Hurst, Julie and Bake, Dr Sarah
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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