How can companies look after their employees after the working day has finished?


In a world of technology and an ‘always on’ culture, achieving a decent work-life balance is a challenge for many employees – and so has become a wellbeing issue for employers to address.

Last year, Reward examined how 49% of UK workers would like to improve this balance (Grass Roots), and how 35% of Brits say that their work schedule is detrimental to their relationship with their partner (Coople). Meanwhile, 60% of workers say that they feel happier when working from home (SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Workers report).

And while historically businesses have focused on the childcare benefits they can offer, ‘family friendly’ is a phrase that extends upwards now as well: increasing longevity in the UK signals a great need for eldercare, while the ageing workforce has also led to the government opening a consultation on the potential for grandparent leave.

Kate Duffy, director of HR & learner services, North West Regional College (Reward’s 2016 ‘Best family-friendly initiative’ VIB award winner) will be speaking to the Reward Live audience about how they have used innovative family-friendly initiatives to enable staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance – all of which can be delivered on a budget. She will explore their journey, success so far and plans for the future.

Come along and listen – to learn how you can implement a strategy that will help your employees to achieve that all-important balance.

Kate Duffy will be speaking at Reward Live at 12.55 on Wednesday 10th May, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham. To view the full programme, find out more, and register for your FREE place, CLICK HERE

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