Shirking from home: why bosses still insist on pointless presenteeism | Money

Shirking from home: why bosses still insist on pointless presenteeism | Money

September 25, 2019 workapp 0

According to a survey, flexible working is still discouraged by suspicious managers. Maybe the answer is to shirk at work instead One of the perks of working from home. Photograph: eclipse_images/Getty Images Name: “Working from home.” Age: The child-rearing years. Appearance: “Busy.” Seriously “busy”. What’s with all this “quotation business”? Obviously some people need to…

John McDonnell pledges shorter working week and no loss of pay | Politics

John McDonnell pledges shorter working week and no loss of pay | Politics

September 25, 2019 workapp 0

Workers will enjoy longer holidays under a future Labour government as part of a 10-year plan to see the length of the average full-time working week drop by five hours, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has announced. Speaking at the party’s conference in Brighton, McDonnell said he wanted to see a marked cut in the…

Six ways to stay healthy when you’re stressed | Life and style

Six ways to stay healthy when you’re stressed | Life and style

September 25, 2019 workapp 0

Human beings are not built to endure prolonged periods of stress. If you want to see an extreme example of what it can do to a person, observe prime ministers as they enter and exit Downing Street. Before, fresh-faced, they simper for the cameras. Afterwards, they are gaunt, grey and lined. It is like watching…

Zero-hours workers may get compensation for cancelled shifts | Business

Zero-hours workers may get compensation for cancelled shifts | Business

July 20, 2019 workapp 0

UK government to consult on measures designed to protect those in insecure work Workers in the gig economy such as couriers and delivery drivers may get compensated for cancelled shifts, under new proposals. Photograph: Keith Morris/Alamy Stock Photo Companies could be forced to compensate workers on zero-hours or flexible contracts for cancelled shifts, under government…

May throws down gauntlet to successor over paternity leave | Politics

May throws down gauntlet to successor over paternity leave | Politics

July 20, 2019 workapp 0

Theresa May said she had been deeply affected by a visit to Alder Hay Children’s hospital. Photograph: Charlotte Graham/AP Theresa May is throwing down the gauntlet to her successor, pushing for fathers to have more time with their newborns. Writing in the Guardian she says she hopes that better paternity leave and time off work…