This year’s Flexible Jobs Index reveals only a small increase in the number of jobs being advertised as flexible, despite widespread agreement of the benefits of flexible working. We all know why it’s important; now let’s focus on how to achieve it.
With NHS recruitment levels in crisis, it’s critical that leaders work harder at attracting and keeping their staff. Our new report, ‘Flexible Working in the NHS: The Case for Action’, sets out how flexible working could help leaders deliver an environment that suits the needs of its employees.
Skip the excuses. The reasons cited for not having more women on boards, as told to a recent government survey, are both out-of-date and missing the point. Instead, the way to deliver female progression is to offer flexible working.
Following the £5m allocation in last year’s budget for returner programmes, there’s an increasing focus on encouraging people on a career break to get back into the workplace. We’ve co-written some clear, practical guidelines for employers.
Too much of the conversation around in-work equality and the gender pay gap has been focused on fixing the women, not the workplace. Our Manifesto for Change, created in collaboration with Deloitte, aims to turn that on its head.
Our Retail Pioneers programme has delivered sound initial learnings around helping low-paid, part-time workers move into better quality roles. Applying these learnings to other retailers and sectors, and gathering more evidence, will bring about radical change. Here’s what needs to be done.
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new Carers’ Hub with the support of The Department of Health and Social Care – a one-stop shop for support, advice and flexible roles that will help carers balance their responsibilities with fulfilling careers.
This week sees the final deadline by which companies with over 250 employees are required to publish their gender pay gap. Here we explore the four key reasons why the gap exists, and explain the role that flexible and part-time working can play in closing it.