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9 Things No One Tells You About Work-Life Balance

[…We’ve all heard the phrases “work-life balance” and “having it all” ad nauseam, but what we don’t hear are the unfiltered, unpretty truth from those in the trenches — what trying to create a balanced life actually looks and feels ... read more

How Flexible Working Arrangements Vary Around The Globe

[…Companies have discovered that flexible working solutions, such as part-time work, job-sharing, home working, compressed hours, flexitime, annualised hours, staggered hours and phased retirement, may boost productivity and allow them to retain talent during times of recession. However, attitudes towards ... read more

Why Flexible Working is a Win/Win for Over-50s

[…Working later in life is the new normal. More than half of employees over 55 now plan to continue working well past what would have been their traditional retirement age. It might be because we love work, or maybe we ... read more

Work-Life Flexibility: “The Ideal Solution”

In the second part of our series on Work-Life Flexibility we introduce firefighter Kai-Michael Kraushaar, a part-time shift worker. The strong commitment of his manager and his own discipline have enabled his dream of studying to become a reality. Firefighter ... read more

International Women’s Day 2015

Strengthening diversity International Women’s Day took place for the 104th time yesterday. Let’s take a moment to look back at where we are today. Over the last years, Henkel has systematically increased the number of women in executive positions. Henkel ... read more

Flexible Working: Why do We treat it as a Women-Only Issue?

[… It’s been two months since all UK employees gained the right to request flexible working. We talk to Tracey Eker, the founder of, the only job board in the UK that caters to candidates wishing to find full- ... read more

10 Essential Habits for Working at Home

[…Working from home is a luxury, and you have to work hard and work smart if you want to make the most of it. Integrate these habits into your at-home work life…] ... read more

Carlos Slim Helu Pitches 3-Day Workweek

[…One of the world’s richest men says instead of the current model of a 40-hour workweek and retirement in the 60s, the world should adopt a system of working later in life with more time off…] ... read more