Heres a tricky question for you? Have you heard of the Governments Good Work Plan? Thought not. For something which could have some pretty major repercussions for the way many of us work, its flown a little under the radar. The plan was unveiled just before Christmas and is designed to improve protection for those working in the Gig Economy, including agency workers and individuals on zero hours contracts.
Theres been a long list of American cultural traditions imported into the UK over the last few years. Think of Halloween, McDonalds, Black Friday and even Thanksgiving and you get the idea. But theres another tradition which has begun to slip almost unnoticed into our workplaces which is a direct import from the other side of the pond. Employee Appreciation Day is staged on the first Friday of March over in the US and has now started to make an appearance in this country. It sounds a typically American thing to do doesnt it? After all, if employees are only to be celebrated on one day of the year, what of the other 364?