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From TheJournal.ie 'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week Employment

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week

A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.

From TheJournal.ie Government to examine if 'right to disconnect' from emails out of hours would work in Ireland Work Life Balance

Government to examine if 'right to disconnect' from emails out of hours would work in Ireland

The law would give workers the right to avoid emails out of hours.

From TheJournal.ie Looking to achieve work-life balance without sacrificing career ambition? We want your questions All About Balance
From TheJournal.ie Study: Inflexible jobs can make workers miserable The Joy Of Flex

Study: Inflexible jobs can make workers miserable

And giving staff more flexibility makes them less likely to quit, the study found.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: We put your live questions about work-life balance to a career coach

WATCH: We put your live questions about work-life balance to a career coach

Derval Chambers Petit joined us for a live video Q&A.

From TheJournal.ie 'Turn off your notifications': How to find work-life harmony in our always-on world BALANCING ACT

'Turn off your notifications': How to find work-life harmony in our always-on world

Hard to switch off? Work emails ruining your home life? It might be time to make some changes.

From TheJournal.ie Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was losing my memory but still trying to work. Then I started coughing up blood' Work Life Balance

'I was losing my memory but still trying to work. Then I started coughing up blood'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile the Offaly firm behind Mór Irish Gin.

From The42 How to juggle a fit and healthy lifestyle with a busy working life Column This post contains videos

How to juggle a fit and healthy lifestyle with a busy working life

Personal trainer David Last outlines four key areas that you should be focusing on.

From TheJournal.ie Poland, India and Thailand better countries for expats than Ireland Work Life Balance

Poland, India and Thailand better countries for expats than Ireland

The new HSBC survey put Ireland in 27th place, up four places from last year.

From TheJournal.ie Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends? Change Generation

Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?

Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?

From TheJournal.ie Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life Work Life Balance

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life

A recent report found that 48% of personnel were satisfied with military life, compared to 64% in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie The Change Generation: Milestones, big decisions and the time of your life Making Your Mind Up

The Change Generation: Milestones, big decisions and the time of your life

For the next three months, we shine a spotlight on a period of huge change for Irish adults.

From TheJournal.ie What people are secretly saying about some of Ireland's biggest employers Worked Over

What people are secretly saying about some of Ireland's biggest employers

‘The worst place I have ever been in the past 10 years.’

From TheJournal.ie The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley Still In Business

The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley

Max Schireson made headlines with his decision last year – but he’s making a comeback.

From TheJournal.ie Having the craic with co-workers is more important than getting a pay rise Priorities

Having the craic with co-workers is more important than getting a pay rise

People in Ireland place more value on a positive work environment than money.

From TheJournal.ie We need to stop the glorification of busy Opinion

We need to stop the glorification of busy

Nowadays it’s almost as if it has become a competition as to who can be the busiest – but being overworked is not a virtue.

From TheJournal.ie Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can't work on Sundays Work Life Balance

Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can't work on Sundays

He is obliged to shut his shop for at least one day a week – but he’s not happy about it.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check Step Away From The Desk

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check

Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.

From TheJournal.ie This graph shows how to be happy at work Don't Worry Be Happy

This graph shows how to be happy at work

It’s all to do with flow, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Should you answer work emails from home? Most employers think so Home Office This post contains a poll

Should you answer work emails from home? Most employers think so

A new survey has shown that 60 per cent of employers expect workers to check emails outside office hours.

From TheJournal.ie No emails please, we're French: France lets people stop checking work email after 6pm Work Life Balance
From TheJournal.ie Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard Working Parents

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

From TheJournal.ie Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job Productivity This post contains a poll

Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job

Not all day, you understand. That’s a duvet day.

From TheJournal.ie Why working 6 days a week is a terrible idea Downtime

Why working 6 days a week is a terrible idea

Working fewer hours, taking more breaks and occasional holidays can actually make us more productive.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to get the right work-life balance Opinion

Column: How to get the right work-life balance

Schedule your week in advance and create a system for managing your tasks, your email, and your family time. The more you organise, the more in control of your life you will be, writes Ciara Conlon.

From TheJournal.ie Why businesses should care how well their employees sleep Productivity

Why businesses should care how well their employees sleep

New research suggests stress messes with our sleep.

From TheJournal.ie 15 productivity tips to help you escape the 9-5 lifestyle Lifehack

15 productivity tips to help you escape the 9-5 lifestyle

If you’re spending 12 hours a day at your job and still not finishing your work, it’s time to make a change.

From TheJournal.ie How to manage workplace stress Wellbeing

How to manage workplace stress

It’s part of modern life – but there are ways to let go…

From TheJournal.ie How to get sh!t done working from home Telecommuting

How to get sh!t done working from home

Yahoo says that its employees are no longer allowed to work from home – but if you do, these are the benefits and drawback of telecommuting that you need to know…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides Opinion

Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides

Working at home is not as relaxing as one might think, writes Ann-Marie Scully who says she even misses the morning commute.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?

The OECD says the Irish have some of the best lives in the world, with long life expectancy and a decent work-life balance.

From TheJournal.ie How good is life in Ireland? Happy

How good is life in Ireland?

Pretty good, actually, says the latest OECD Better Life Index. People in Ireland have a long life expectancy – but the rising rate of obesity could impact on that.

From TheJournal.ie 5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy Handy Tips

5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy

The influential Irish-born workplace philosopher is to make a rare appearance in Dublin next month.

From TheJournal.ie Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time' Productivity

Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time'

Productivity and employee motivation drove both ideas – but how come one worked better than the other?

From TheJournal.ie Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work Best Places This post contains images

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work

Is your life out of balance? How about moving to one of these countries…

From TheJournal.ie Do you take all your holiday leave? Work-life Balance This post contains a poll

Do you take all your holiday leave?

Survey claims that over half of respondents didn’t take all their annual leave days because they were too busy or under too much pressure at work.