In the last five years we’ve seen a shift in attitudes towards flexible working.
Research by the Workforce Institute shows a modern workplace divided against itself. Much has stemmed from globalisation of business and a younger workforce that has grown up with an always-on mentality.
In Europe, international trade now accounts for 20% of GDP and this is increasing. If a business expands internationally, this means different time zones extending the day, and it must adjust the way it supports employees who work in that environment.
This week, we’re marking 100 years since women over 30 in the UK and meeting criteria, won the right to vote. It took another 10 years for all women over 21 to have the right to vote. This didn't come without a struggle. Many women campaigned incredibly hard to make this happen, and women continue to campaign and quite rightly expect that everyone, irrespective of gender, should have the same opportunity to enjoy professional and personal success and satisfaction in the workplace.
This is an interesting question and so too is this one....
“Has employee engagement evolved or is it still rooted in the same problems as 25 years ago?”
You can read the answer to this question, according to the author of term “employee engagement”, in this article in the magazine, Workforce, but it does pose some interesting thought processes for us all.