Articles in the work Category
Tune into our live WebTV show with Luke Roberts and law firm Slater and Gordon as we discuss the serious problem of bullying in the workplace.
Show date: 20th August 2015
Show time: 1pm
Have you ever experienced bullying in the workplace and would speaking out about it mean jeopardizing your job or future career prospects?
Recent research reveals that a staggering amount of people have been bullied in the workplace with a further frightening amount of people admitting to witnessing others being bullied.
Joining us in this special live and interactive show is former …
You’ve applied for a new job after your maternity leave. Out of the dozens of CVs and application letters you’ve sent, finally an answer comes through. Except, they are asking you to take a psychometric test before you get to the interview stage. You start panicking, thinking of hieroglyphs and complicated mathematical problems. You even think of giving up on the application all together and forget about that job. But Psychometric tests aren’t that bad, you often don’t even need to study for them.
Psychometric testing is used by 70% of …
The birth of a child can be an exhilarating and life-changing experience. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the world through a brand new person’s eyes and watching your child learn and develop new skills. At the same time, however, a new baby creates all sorts of demands for juggling priorities, performing when you are deprived of sleep, and wanting to meet all your responsibilities as best you can.
For many women, rejoining the work force after maternity leave can be an overwhelming and emotional experience, particularly if the job …
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Being efficient is the key to achieving balance between work and family says leading management expert Prof Zeynep Aycan from Koc University in Istanbul.
According to Prof Aycan, who has dedicated her entire career to researching work-life balance across the globe, one of the key predictors of high work-family conflict (WFC) is workload -“the feeling that you have more than you can handle in both work and family life.”
She says we can overcome this by becoming better organised: “Employees work long hours and sit in long meetings, but the outcome is …
Whilst every family is different, there are several common issues faced by working parents. Here are some of the top problems that crop up time and time again for working parents, and we look at why they are such big issues for us all and how to tackle them.
There are limited roles that fit around school hours, and those that do don’t tend to pay particularly well. The popularity recently for zero-hour contracts and shift working with days and hours changing weekly can make it hard to find a …
Millions of women admit they would consider not having children because of their career
Half (49%) of women admit they would consider not having children because of their work while two thirds (67%) of women are concerned about what the impact of having children might have on their career
Of those that have had children, half (50%) say they have missed important milestones such as their child’s first steps and first words because of work
So are the demands of work now so great on women that they have to choose between a …
Nearly three quarters of parents rate flexible working as very important when they are looking for a new job – with homeworking the most popular form – yet relatively few employers supply any equipment or technical support to enable workers to work outside the office, according to a survey by Workingmums.co.uk.
The survey of over 2,000 parents, sponsored by BBC Future Media, also showed that many employees still lack full confidence in remote communications tools despite their desire to work from home.
Homeworking was the most attractive type of flexible working that …