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Will you be exercising your right to request flexible working? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Time to Get Flexible?

Unbeknownst to 45% of SMBs (small to medium sized businesses), earlier this year the Government passed legislation which gives workers the right to request flexible working.

Despite only 43% of SMBs supporting legislation, the folks over at GoToMeeting believe this negative opinion of the new law to be mostly due to a misunderstanding of what it’s all about. With that in mind, they’ve put together this simple run-down of everything you need to know about the right to request flexible working, its benefits and how you go about doing it, have a gander below.

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Frozen Eggs, Naked Fridays and Other Weird Workplace Perks

New Workplace Perk: Free egg freezing for female staff at Apple and Facebook

 

Both Facebook and Apple have decided to up their workplace perk game and will now be offering to pay up to $20,000 (£13,000) for female employees to have their eggs frozen in an attempt to attract more women to their offices. Despite the potentially worrying ‘never stop working, a child will only slow you down’ underlying message in doing this, Facebook are keen to express that isn’t the angle they’re going for. They’ve drawn attention to the adoption and surrogacy assistance they also offer as well as “a host of other fertility services for male and female employees”, the company said. On top of this, any employee at Facebook with a newborn child receives $4,000 dollars in ‘baby cash’ to be spent on any baby fees, as well as four months paid leave for both mothers and fathers.

Even in light of all this, egg-freezing is still an unusual one, but after a bit of research, we found some companies really push the boat out when it comes to weird and wacky employee benefits, and here are our 9 favourites.

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The Problem with Generalist Job Boards

Generalist Job Boards Ain’t All That

Generalist job boards, you know the ones, all broad and non-specific, willing to take any old job posting no matter which industry or sector it’s from. Their usually brimming with job vacancies offering every sort of career you could ever imagine, giving budding candidates a huge scope to chose from, but this scope also means that one search could return anything from stock broker to sock maker. The size of generalist job boards, both in the number of applicants and the number of vacancies, may give them a great advantage, but it also serves to act as their biggest flaw, so here are 2 of the biggest problems you get with a generalist job board.

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Richard Says Relax – Branson Offers Unlimited Holidays

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Richard Branson has recently made the decision to offer all of his Virgin personal staff flexible, untracked working hours and ‘unlimited’ holidays. This means that hours aren’t tracked in any way what-so-ever over at the Virgin camp, over the course of a year, no one would have an exact count of how many hours you’ve clocked in – not too shabby.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] What the Interviewer is REALLY asking

What someone says and what they actually mean are often quite different things and interviewers are no different. Interviewers are looking to find out as much about you as possible in a really short time, whilst trying not to be too straightforward with their line of questioning so they can hopefully find the truth behind the answer you’re giving.

Well we want to put you at ease and level the playing field a bit, so here’s a dead handy guide to what interviewers are REALLY saying when they ask you these sort of questions.

 

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