In the current economic climate family budgets are becoming increasingly stretched, as a result research by Mintel into lifestyles of mums in the UK finds that, more than six in ten (61%) mums return to work because they simply cannot afford to stay at home after childbirth. And whilst financial needs topped the reasons why [...]
Reduce staff turnover, increase morale and improve work-life balance
As the dark financial cloud begins to disperse (albeit extremely slowly), many employers are becoming increasingly aware that they could face a mass exodus of employees come the end of the recession. Those employers who adamantly continue to believe that their employees ‘should be lucky to have a job’ should take a more considered approach to [...]
Given the current climate the emphasis on those added work ‘perks’ have not only increased over the last 5 years, they have been transformed. Gone are the days when the traditional monetary bonuses were enough to motivate and incentivise employees; individuals now value key job factors that directly impact their home and work-life balance.
The ability to experience instant access to websites, services and products has not only been in increasing demand over the last few years; it has become an expectation. This global impatience for instant gratification not only affects an individual’s home life but their work life as well, and employers need to take note when considering [...]
One of the top priorities for many employees each new year is to do something positive with their career. For many this may mean taking on greater responsibility in the hope of securing a pay rise, but for others it will involve ‘putting the feelers out’ to try and secure a new job elsewhere. After [...]