The recent report from Trust for London about in-work poverty in the capital made for grim reading. While there are many factors at play, opening up more jobs to part time and flexible working is definitely part of the solution, argues Rachael Bailey.
Uncertainty around Brexit and an ageing workforce are contributing to a looming skills shortage. Here Natalie Gill, Programme Director at Timewise, explains how our partnership with the British Retail Consortium will help deliver flexible working and career progression for people who work in the sector.
Five years ago, the first Timewise Power List brought part-time working at senior level out into the open. Today, there are other flexible working stories that need to be told, argues Karen Mattison MBE.
The first Scottish Timewise Flexible Jobs Index highlights that only 1 in 8 skilled jobs are advertised as being open to flexible working – and that the range of flexibility on offer is limited. Timewise’s Joint CEO, Emma Stewart MBE, explains why the research was commissioned, and what Scottish employers’ next steps should be.
Emma Stewart’s response to the Taylor Review focused on the role that job design could play in creating quality permanent jobs with flexibility built in. Here, she explains more about what flexible job design is, and why we should all be doing it.
There’s no sign of the interest in the BBC pay story abating, but commentators are confusing the issue by using the wrong terminology – and it matters. Here Timewise’s Emma Stewart MBE explores the difference between the gender pay gap and the equal pay problem, and the role that flexibility can play in tackling the former.
The publication of the much-anticipated Taylor Review focuses attention on providing more security for flexible workers. But approaching the issue from the opposite direction, and offering more flexibility to permanent workers, is equally important, argues Emma Stewart MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise.