The two biggest challenges facing working parents are flexible working arrangements and the cost of childcare. Policies and platitudes aren’t enough. Here’s why so many UK parents feel the pressure of imposter syndrome while juggling work and life.
Northern England has left its Victorian past behind. Today, it’s the home of unicorn companies, disruptive e-commerce brands, and a healthy funding environment to boot.
Within the world of work, it’s taken as a given that those employees who leave work ‘on time’ are seen as underperforming compared to their counterparts who exceed their stated work hours. But why is this? Is this a productive cultural trend to encourage in the workplace? Moreover, are we as employers unknowingly encouraging this practice of presenteeism to our the detriment of our own businesses?
What happens when an employee simply doesn’t turn up to work one day? As an employer, you have an obligation to ensure their safety at work, and even when they’re not there, such as when you encounter an empty desk with no prior warning or notice. Although there might be a genuine reason for an unsolicited absence, there is a chance that the employee might have taken another job. In this case, you need to be armed with the right legal information to deal with the situation effectively.