Tag Archive: flexible working

  • The Rise of Polyworking

    The rise of polyworking

    What is Polyworking? The pandemic has had a profound effect on not just how and where people work, but also how they think and feel about working. Virtual and remote working have already challenged the geography of the workplace and put flexibility at the heart of many business and HR strategies. However, during the last two years of intermittent lockdowns and furloughing, more people have also taken the unusual opportunities presented to…

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  • New Flexible Working

    New Flexible Working

    On the eve of the government’s consultation deadline for “Making Flexible Working the Default”, will we see radical changes to the way we work? After all, the government has stated that it wants to take a world class approach to flexible working to ensure the opportunities and challenges of the post Covid-19 economy are maximised. In contrast, the TUC has criticised the government’s proposals, stating that they will not be the ‘game…

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  • Covid-19 information, Right to Work checks, Flexible Working and Inclusion

    Covid-19, right to work checks, flexible working and inclusion

    Latest HR News and updates on Covid-19, Right to Work checks, Flexible Working and Inclusion  * * * HOT OFF THE PRESS * * * Check out information on the Black History Month website to help create a bank of resources and reading for you and your staff for October and beyond. Also, there is now a further extension to the Kickstart Scheme which will run until March 2022 and apprenticeship incentive payments will be available until the end of…

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  • Employment News for Busy Managers

    Zero Hour Contracts, Holiday Pay, Caste Discrimination and Gender Pay Reporting

    A one page summary of employment news for busy managers Brexit and Employment The scheme to protect EU citizens’ right to remain in the UK, once freedom of movement ends following Brexit, is now fully open for applications after its initial pilot period. EU citizens who have already been in the UK for five years may apply for settled status, while those who have been here for under five years can apply for pre-settled status. Kay’s comment:…

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  • Making Flexible Working Work

    Making Flexible Working Work

    The demands of modern living, together with technological advances, are eroding traditional work patterns, so flexible working should be prevalent in most 21st century organisations. Yet, in reality, it is taking much longer to make the cultural shift to fully integrate these more modern working practices into our businesses and making flexible working work. So what is meant by flexible working? It is a generic term used to describe a wide range…

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  • Long Hours Work Culture

    Making Flexible Working Work

      A Long Hours Work Culture is well established in many small businesses The way we communicate and ‘stay connected’ has been blurring the lines between work, rest and play and adding to this long hours work culture. When used well, information and communication technology aids flexible working and can contribute to a healthier work-life balance. However, research is now showing that technology is making many people actually work longer…

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  • Sandwich Generation

    LUNCH BREAKS

    So who are the Sandwich Generation? They are employees and workers who are ‘sandwiched’ between caring for ageing parents and their own children. Carol Abaya, a recognised expert on eldercare, coined the term ‘Sandwich Generation‘ ten years ago and has since added a further category, ‘Club Sandwich’, referring to those who care for ageing parents, grandparents and their own young children, or those who care for…

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  • In Work Poverty

    Autumn statement Impact on Small Business Employers

    What is In Work Poverty? In Work Poverty (or Income Poverty) is defined as those living in a household with an equivalent disposable income below 60% of the national median. Equivalent disposable income is the amount of money that households have available for spending and saving after direct taxes (such as income tax and council tax) have been accounted for, adjusted for household size and composition. How big a problem is In Work Poverty? In…

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  • 5 New Year HR Resolutions for Busy Owner Managers

    Latest HR News January 2020 From Parental Bereavement Leave to Veganism

    Small business owner managers have lots to juggle, whether it’s money coming in, money going out, new laws and regulations or managing people! To help provide some focus and momentum to the people bit, I’ve put together a list of my recommended top 5 New Year HR Resolutions, to kick-start the year – I hope they help!  1. Prioritise Pensions OK, not the most glamorous topic, but a very important one. Those staging dates for pension…

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  • Flexible Working, Living Wage and Holiday Pay

    For a quarterly round-up of the latest employment law changes, new rulings and what they mean for small and micro businesses in and around Shropshire, please read on.

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