Mental Health: So How Much Work is too Much?

The following is a snippet from a New Scientist article on the growing push towards reducing hours, from working a five day week to a four day week while still receiving the five day wage. I’m specifically looking at the mental health aspect, which I thought was interesting (see below for the full article). “Huong… Read More

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Homeworking: Fairness Works Both Ways

This article gives rich evidence on key things to get right in managing homeworking. It also points to some of the benefits, notably in employees’ commitment. The research asks how homeworking practices relate to employees’ psychological contracts, which is to say, their expectations of the flexible working scheme and their employment relationship as a whole.… Read More

Homeworking: Driven by the Recession?

More women are taking on flexible working roles, data shows . The number of people working from home has risen by 13% in the last five years, according to figures recently released by the TUC (Trades Union Congress, the trade unions’ association). Just over four million employees said that they mainly worked from home in 2012, an… Read More