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  • France gives employees the ‘right to disconnect’
  • France gives employees the ‘right to disconnect’
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France gives employees the ‘right to disconnect’

Whether you’re half-way through dinner or on holiday, it can be difficult to ignore work emails coming through to your phone. But France’s ‘right to disconnect’ law guarantees employees the ability to switch off from digital communications from work when they're outside the office.



  • Article image What do people want from a job?

    Major corporations used to have their pick of the best minds as they left university. But there's now a talent shortage, and 53% of UK workers say that no amount of money could tempt them to a company with a poor employer brand. So how can businesses build their brand to attract the best applicants?

  • France reviews the 35-hour working week France reviews the 35-hour working week

    What would you do if you had to work more for less money? This is a question faced by many French employees, as the famous 35-hour work week – and 25-day paid holiday – goes under government review. Could it be bonjour to the eight hour work day and au revoir to the two hour lunch? 

  • Article image Slack: letting your boss read your emails

    Email is dead – that’s what the tech industry has been saying for the last decade. Yet hundreds of unread messages clutter workers’ inboxes every day. Slack aims to increase productivity by improving communication and transparency across entire businesses. Could this really be the end for email?

  • Article image Who wants to work in an office?

    The office is changing. New technology means employees are more mobile, affecting the physical and cultural dynamics. By 2020, freelancers will make up 40% of the workforce, and rent-an-office spaces and cafés are meeting this new need. So what will the office of the future look like?