STEM returners project receives government backing

The government is to fund an initiative to help people get back into science, technology and mathematics (STEM) careers following a break – particularly women. The 18-month-long scheme, which will be run... Read more »

Londoners would demand pay rise for office return

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of office workers in London would leave their job if they were no longer able to work from home for some of the week, and only a significant pay... Read more »

Law firm says staff can work from home with 20% less pay

Staff at law firm Stephenson Harwood can choose to work from home permanently, but they will have to take a 20% pay cut. Under its new hybrid and remote working policy, which... Read more »

New law protects emergency and retail workers from violence

A new law that protects public service workers from violence and abuse while doing their jobs has taken effect in England and Wales. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act, which received... Read more »

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: how to avoid a mass exodus in a time of change

Twitter employees have warned of a mass exodus when Elon Musk takes over the company. But, by redefining its purpose and reinforcing its values, the company has a chance to develop a... Read more »

PwC staff to benefit from extended summer hours policy

Big four accounting and services firm PwC has told employees they can finish work early on Fridays over the summer. Between 1 June and 31 August, the firm’s 22,000 staff will be... Read more »

Alan Sugar calls PwC Friday afternoons off a ‘joke‘

Entrepreneur and celebrity Alan Sugar has dismissed PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ decision to give workers Friday afternoons off throughout summer as a ‘bloody joke’. The big four services giant has extended last year’s summer Fridays... Read more »

Link suggested between poor sleep and stubborn weight gain

Not getting enough good-quality sleep can undermine people’s attempts to keep weight off after dieting, according to research findings that could have particular relevance for shift workers and those working unsociable hours.... Read more »

Are we happy now? New research Sugar-coats working from home

If Alan Sugar enjoys raging about hybrid working, he’ll really love reading the latest happiness at work findings…  It’s always useful when a cutting-edge entrepreneur leaves the thick foliage of business-speak and... Read more »

Queen’s Speech: Exclusivity contracts for low-paid workers to be banned

A ban on exclusivity clauses for low-paid workers and changes to data protection rules are likely to feature in this year’s Queen’s Speech, which will be delivered tomorrow (10 May) to parliament.... Read more »
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