Working Lives


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Working Lives

A facet of the NHS’ Improving Working Lives initiative, which delineates the standard expected from NHS employers to create well-managed, flexible working environments that support staff, promote their welfare and development and respect their need to manage a healthy and productive balance between their work and their lives outside work.
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But, until now, we hadn't realised that men, unlike women, start their careers with very low levels of employee engagement, and only catch up with women at the very end of their working lives."
Sue James, chief executive of Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "The results show that we are continuing to work with our staff to improve their working lives and job satisfaction remains high.
With regard to post-retirement medical benefits, section 419A(c)(2)(a) provides that "[t]he account limit for any taxable year may include a reserve funded over the working lives of the covered employees and actuarially determined on a level basis as necessary for post-retirement medical benefits to be provided to covered employees (determined on the basis of current medical costs)...." (Emphasis added.) At issue before the Tax Court in General Signal was the determination of the account limit of the company's VEBA.
Hence, the clause following the term "reserve" (i.e., funded over the working lives of the covered employees and actuarially determined on a level basis) is only intended to describe the methodology required for measuring, in contrast to funding, the post-retirement liabilities.
A "CULTURE of ignorance" among employers is hampering the working lives of cancer patients, according to a survey.
The charity called on policymakers, health workers and employers to do more to improve the working lives of up to 90,000 people of working age diagnosed with cancer each year.
"It is extremely important to re-establish nurses' and health workers' rights to balanced working lives and to ensure workplace policies and practices promote family life, safe working conditions and healthy living," Brown said.
``The flexibility offered to employees enables businesses to attract the skills of workers who are disabled, who have responsibilities for children or dependants, or who simply want to change the balance between their home and working lives.''
This volume of twelve uniformly absorbing essays examines the working lives of plantation slaves in regions of the Caribbean and the southern United States.
"Lack of control in their working lives is what drives many business owners in the North-East to leave the corporate world and start their own company.