Working from home and doing childcare is a recipe for disaster | Opinion

Working from home and doing childcare is a recipe for disaster | Opinion

June 10, 2019 workapp 0

Research from Germany has catapulted me into a state of almost hallucinogenic reminiscence. It found that working from home, the modern stamp of the perfect work-life balance, is not that great for parents. Men do OK, increasing their childcare scarcely at all, but putting in between two and four hours of extra work. Women face…

Teachers experience more stress than other workers, study shows | Education

Teachers experience more stress than other workers, study shows | Education

June 10, 2019 workapp 0

One in five felt tense about their job compared with 13% of those in similar occupations Teachers also have a poorer work-life balance than those in other professions, according to the study. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Teachers endure greater job-related stress than other professionals, according to the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). With pupil…

UK call centre to trial four-day week for hundreds of staff | Money

UK call centre to trial four-day week for hundreds of staff | Money

June 9, 2019 workapp 0

Exclusive: Simply Business to switch from 37.5-hour week to 30 hours with no loss of pay Call centre operators at Simply Business in Northampton. Photograph: John Robertson/The Guardian Hundreds of operators in a high-pressure call centre are to switch to a four-day week with no loss of pay, as an insurer becomes the biggest UK…

Wellcome Trust drops plans to trial four-day working week | UK news

Wellcome Trust drops plans to trial four-day working week | UK news

June 9, 2019 workapp 0

Research foundation says switch would be ‘too complex’ and unfair on some staff The Wellcome Trust will not trial the four-day week at its head office in London, saying it was too ‘operationally complex to implement’. Photograph: Graham Turner/The Guardian The Wellcome Trust has scrapped plans to trial a four-day week for its 800 head…