Posted by: the3rdi | September 24, 2010

National Work-Life Week 27th September – 1st October 2010

What’s happening in National Work-Life Week?

Working Families is inviting everyone to get involved in the many activities on offer

Organisations across the UK are getting in gear for National Work-Life Week which is taking place from 27th September to 1st October. Events are happening in workplaces of many different sizes, and from a wide variety of sectors across the country.

Employers who have planned special initiatives for the week include The Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking Division, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, American Express, Mayer Brown, KPMG, Aspire Housing, Hogan Lovells and NFU Mutual. Events include seminars on “Blackberry Master or Servant?” and “Can Parents Have it All?” Read more.

Working Familiesis marking the week with a complimentary webinar on Generation Diversity from 12-1.30 on 27th September; a 50+conference on older workers on 29th September and the launch of a “Dare to Care” survey for employers.

Other activities on offer during the week include complimentary “Wellness Events”, a virtual telephone seminar for working parents and carers, and a breakfast briefing on enhancing work-life balance using psychological evidence.

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families comments:

“We are delighted to see how National Work-Life Week has captured everyone’s imagination. It is great to see that good employers recognise the importance of work-life balance for successful and productive workplaces”.

Professor Cary L. Cooper, stress management expert and Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University supports the week and comments:

“Work-life balance is now near the top of the agenda for people at work, given the long working hours which is now endemic in most organisations. In the current climate, with more cuts to come, people will be working longer hours to the detriment of the family and individuals’ personal lifestyle. National Work-Life Week reminds employers of the dangers of long hours at work, and showcases a better way to work”.

For full details and daily updates, check out the National Work-Life Week webpage http://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/employers/national-work-life-week/national-work-life-week-27th-september-to-1st-october-2010

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