Working Hours

The NHS 'Should Be Cherished'

Janet Davies | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Janet Davies

Since the Government announced the withdrawal of student funding for would-be nurses last year, we are already hearing of a 20% drop in applications for graduate nursing courses. And the 1% pay cap on salaries is not helping to encourage people into nursing and is making existing nurses reconsider whether they can even afford to continue. If the NHS wants to achieve a clean bill of health, we need to ensure there is adequate staffing, funding, resource and education. The health of the nation is at stake.

It's Not Me, It's You: Why I'm Breaking Up With London

Carolina Are | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Ah, London, I've loved you so. In our nearly five-year relationship I tried to make the most out of our time together, I've tried to please you in every way, but still it wasn't enough. It's got to be over.

Swedish Businesses Are Trialling Six Hour Working Days

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A six-hour working day to improve staff morale and efficiency is being trialled at a number of businesses in Sweden. The county is already famed f...

Five Reasons Why Flexible Working Hours Can Be Good For Business

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

While employers can refuse the request if it is considered detrimental to business interests - for example, it may incur extra staff costs - the right to appeal is also built into the guidelines and feedback is mandatory, giving employees the opportunity to demonstrate why their request should be granted. If organised properly, flexible working hours CAN be good for business.

'It's Time To Have A Four Day Week'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

British people should have shorter working weeks so they can get better use out of their time, a group of economists have suggested in a new book. ...

The Disappearance of the Nine -Fivers

Charlie Green | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Green

Businesses on different sides of the world, in different time zones, need to communicate instantly and the digitalization of business with the advancement of smartphones and tablets has meant that the working day has stretched out.

Dispelling the Myths: Flexible Working Doesn't Have to Mean Working From Home

Scott Dodds | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Tech
Scott Dodds

Once again it's a case of stressing that 'work' is not a place to go but an activity... and there is rarely a reason for employees not to be productive, which should mean greater control of time for employees and a better balance of working and personal lives.

Working 60 Hours a Week Will Ruin Your Life

Mac Attram | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mac Attram

Entrepreneurs are architects. We design, and in principle, get others to do the building. If you are working more than 40 hours a week, the chances are, you are doing the design work and the building work as well as many other tasks. This is not healthy. Being constantly attached to your phone is not healthy, and it's not necessary.

Sir Michael Wilshaw and the 3pm Myth

Bansi Kara | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

I do wonder whether the general perception of teachers in this country is informed largely by three main sources: Grange Hill, Teachers and Waterloo Road. It would be a real shame, when the profession has moved on from elbow patches and smoking behind the bikesheds whilst discussing a workplace romance, to see that undone by the constant barrage of generalisation about the way teachers perform.

20 Hour Working Weeks To Solve Unemployment Crisis? Come Off It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

Companies should reduce employees' hours to 20 a week, so they can take on twice the number of staff and solve the unemployment crisis. That's the su...

Britain 'Worst Place To Live In Europe'

PA | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

PA -- The UK is the worst place to live in Europe, with people getting a "raw deal" on quality of life and high cost of living, a study has revealed. ...