Flexible working for the inflexible workplace

Companies that offer flexible working are known to have increased employee retention, more motivated and engaged staff, and access to wider talent pools when recruiting

Leaders’ advice for boosting employee productivity

Five thought leaders offer tips to help overcome obstacles to raising productivity

How to beat the bureaucracy holding business back

Stifling procedures can suffocate creativity and alienate staff, underlining the need to strip out unnecessary bureaucracy

Is a four-day week good for business?

The pros and cons of a four-day working week fuel a heated debate, which can split or unite bosses and staff

HR must put people at the heart of the future of work

Work in all its many forms is an important part of our lives

What does it mean to “unretire”?

Businesses should adapt and tap the experienced talent pool of older people who are increasingly working past retirement age

Long hours, no extra pay: what it’s like to work in Japan

work in Japan: busy metro train during commute

Workers in Japan are struggling to overcome a culture of unpaid overtime and long hours which threaten their health and sacrifice family

The importance of creating meaningful work

creating meaningful work

Mindless tasks and meaningless jobs are not only boring and demoralising, but they also pull organisations and the economy down