Employees are more aware than ever of the personal and professional wellbeing benefits of a good work-life balance, and employers are seeing the improvements to retention, productivity and the morale of staff.
Brits are particularly savvy when it comes to job offer negotiations, so bosses should brace for bartering, as over half of jobseekers have fought for changes to role opportunities during interview stage.
With Vodafone the latest to make waves with its expenses policy, how can other businesses avoid such a fate and create a system deemed as fair to all?
Research has long fleshed out UK employees’ dreams of working from home. But poor telecoms services has ensured almost half of the Brits given such permission, won’t be doing it again.
UK organisations are currently losing £100m every year because of job-related stress, depression and anxiety. This figure could rise if remote workers are poorly managed.
Bosses are mistaken if they think an indoor gym and unlimited free food will boost worker experience. Though they are certainly office gimmicks to appreciate, they are not the real answer to maintaining happiness.
As the workforce evolves into a more immediate, responsive and collaborative culture, employees are trying to stay connected with colleagues and customers. With the increased desire for constant connectivity though, comes the need for flexible working.
As job site Glassdoor reveals the top 20 companies for work-life balance in the UK, Real Business asks three of them what strategies have been put in place to look after staff.
The Taylor Review is set to shake things up for the gig economy, but is it for better or worse? We canvassed the business landscape for opinion on the matter.
As the workplace continues to change, the topic of flexible hours is a hot one, but many British employees are too afraid to raise the subject with bosses.
There’s something oddly endearing about the rise of the coffice, largely in part due to how coffee shops helped launch 17th-century Britain into a more productive era.
With the way his business is run, Steve Byrne has been able to experiment with smarter working practices and believes others would be silly not to as well.