Employees

Rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination

There's been a rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination and female workers seeking advice over the past 12 months.

Flexible working key factor in retaining employees

How important is flexible working to you? 28% of working adults cite flexible working as a key factor in remaining with their current employer.

Gender pay gap contributing to productivity problem

The gender pay gap represents a significant loss to productivity, according to research by the Women and Equalities Committee.

Millions of self-employed to miss out on National Living Wage

1.73 million self-employed workers will continue to be paid below the national living wage when it comes into effect from April 2016, according to research by the Social Market Foundation.

Help to Save scheme announced

A new Help to Save scheme will be introduced for workers on low incomes and in-work benefits such as universal credit or tax credits.

Job costs add up to £91 billion a year

Workers spend a total of £91 billion a year on costs related to their jobs, according to research from Santander.

Workers willing to exchange pay for greater flexibility

A quarter of workers would be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for more flexible working hours, according to a report by Scottish Widows.

Pay equality increasingly important to workers

Pay inequality is becoming one of the ways that job applicants are judging potential employers.

Money worries impact workforce productivity

1 in 8 (13%) workers say that money worries have affected their productivity in the workplace.

Time-poor workers find work/life balance problematic

A Scottish Widows report has found that people find it difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance in the face of long working days and significant commutes.

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