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Flexi-contracts 'creating culture of servitude'

Flexi-contracts 'creating culture of servitude'

New research on two supermarket chains, one UK and one US, shows that a range of flexible employment practices – extending far beyond just zero-hour contracts – cause widespread anxiety, stress and ‘depressed mental states’ in workers as a result of financial and social uncertainty, and can block worker access to education as well as much-needed additional income.…

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Businesses 'missing talent' due to inflexibility, says survey

Businesses 'missing talent' due to inflexibility, says survey

Businesses are failing to get the most talented people for the job because they don’t seriously considering flexible working hours, says a leading recruitment firm.…

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What makes the best workplaces

What makes the best workplaces

Flexible working, investment in training and induction and showing your employees you care are what makes the best workplaces, according to a new study. …

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Children and Familes Act given Royal Assent

Children and Familes Act given Royal Assent

Shared parental leave, dads' rights for time off for ante-natal appointments and the extension of the right to request flexible working have been given Royal Assent this week under the new Children and Families Act.…

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Gingerbread to hold online debate on flexible working

Gingerbread to hold online debate on flexible working

Gingerbread is holding a free online panel discussion on employers and flexible working on 25th March.…

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