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Flexible working not popular with everybody

geek_icon_1600_wht_9297Flexible working seems to be on the increase, desired by many workers, and even welcomed by many employers.

However it seems that many Generation Y (those born between 1980s and early 1990s) employees think people who work flexibly are not as committed to their jobs as those who work from the office every day.

At least according to a survey by a company of employment solicitors.

They found that while Generation Y employees were quick to complain about discrimination they were also more likely to display hostile attitudes towards equality policies.

The report said it reinforced the reputation of these younger workers as being “awkward” and “difficult to manage“.

It does seem a paradox that these Generation Y employees, who love their technology (ideal for flexible working) and work-life balance are so disapproving.

 

Women and the “Glass Ceiling”……….is it still in tact?

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‘One in, one out’ for female directors at top UK companies

Study raises question of tokenism as FTSE 350 firms likely to appoint female director only as successor to another woman
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Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, sparked a debate on boardroom equality with her book Lean In. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Getty Images

The UK’s biggest companies are likely to appoint a female director only if the post has been vacated by another woman, according to research that suggests sex bias is entrenched at the top of British business.

The report’s authors analysed the board composition and performance between 1996 and 2010 of companies listed on the FTSE 350 index, and say their research raises questions about whether companies are guilty of tokenism, and are failing to understand the moral case for bringing more women into the boardroom.

The percentage of female directors on the boards of FTSE 350 companies…

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Is discrimination alive and well in 21st century Britain?

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Women fear maternity leave jeopardises their careers and half admit they would ‘hide their pregnancy’ from boss to secure promotion, study finds.

More than two thirds of pregnant women believe they risk their jobs by taking maternity leave and fear competition from ambitious colleagues, according to a new study.

Seven in ten women are worried about redundancy and feel their job is more vulnerable if they take statutory maternity leave after giving birth.

The study by recruitment firm maternitycover.com reveals the extent of working women’s concerns about the impact pregnancy has on their careers.

Half of women said they would consider hiding their pregnancy from their boss if they were offered a jobHalf of women said they would consider hiding their pregnancy from their boss if they were offered a job

Half of the 1,300 women asked said they would consider hiding their pregnancy from their boss if they were offered a new job or a promotion.

The law states that women can take 26 weeks of standard…

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No country for grey-haired men

No country for grey-haired men In America it seems more and more men are seeking hair colouring since the recession.

Men of a certain age are trying to retain just enough grey hair to look distinguished but not so much that they look over the hill in the job stakes.

Over the last 10 years the number of men colouring their hair has doubled to 6% overall but risen to 10% for the  over 50s. Sales of DIY hair colouring have risen by the same amount.

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