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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Mentally Ill People Need More Help to Stay in Work

People with mental illness should have more help to stay in work, including prompt NHS treatment and support from employers, such as flexible working hours, England’s chief medical officer has said. In her annual report Sally Davies said that the number of working days lost to stress, depression, and anxiety in the United Kingdom had… Read More

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