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Organisations continue to seek creative ways to support their workforce, especially when it comes to fine-tuning the balance between an employee’s home and working life, recognising the commitments that employees may have outside of work, and the potential impact these could have in the workplace. In February 2017, for example, social media organisation Facebook introduced a suite of alternative leave arrangements to provide staff with…
There are 11 million working mothers and fathers in the UK, making up more than a third of the workforce. Ensuring this group of people reaches its economic potential is vital to the success of the UK economy in the next Parliament, and beyond. But work isn’t currently working for families or for the economy: 47% of parents think that over the last two years…
In the UK alone, there are currently around six and a half million people who are carers, with three in five people likely to become a carer at some point in their lives. However, many of those who provide care and support for others don’t view themselves as carers - yet one in five often have to give up work to care for someone. Paternal…
A common thread shared through online HR forums is why employee incentive schemes fail. The problem is often insufficient take-up with not enough employees using the scheme for it to deliver any tangible benefits to the employer. By Richard Ellis, Sales and Marketing Director at Connected Benefits. But delve a little deeper and the problem isn’t a lack of interest in the scheme, it’s more…
By Andy Briggs, chief executive officer, Aviva UK Life. The UK's productivity and skills gaps will not be filled by competing to attract only Millennials. As the UK population gets older it’s inevitable that there will be more older workers either available and wanting to work, or already in the workplace. By 2022 we can expect to see a natural increase of 400,000 older people…