“At Bakedin we work four-day weeks because it makes our staff more motivated,” says CEO and founder Joe Munns. “It also gives us a really powerful recruitment and retention tool for the business.”
Permanent staff appointments rise at record pace as pandemic restrictions ease further in May
Recruiting staff used to be a question of reading through a pile and CVs and conducting interviews to find the best candidate. But, as Ruth discovers, everything has changed. Many job applicants are faced initially with online interviews – speaking into the camera of their laptop in response to automatic questions.
Deciding to reduce your hours can be an anxiety-inducing decision. But could it also be the best decision that you ever make?
Global investment bank Citigroup has banned work video calls on Fridays in an attempt to help employees break free from the “relentlessness of the pandemic workday”.
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Younger workers have borne the brunt of the job losses during the Covid crisis, official figures show, as the unemployment rate continues to rise.
The UK’s jobless rate rose to 5.1% in the three months to December, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest for almost five years.
What are the options for employers and employees?
With the closure of schools in England following the current coronavirus related lockdown, employees are grappling with working arrangements where they are also now having to care for, and home school, children.
Amongst all the mayhem the organisation, Everywoman took some time to reflect on the work they’ve being doing these past two decades to help bring about record levels of female employment and drive down the gender gap in the workplace.
The pandemic is convincing more companies to experiment with workweeks. But does cutting days only add to people’s workloads?