Eight employers out of 10 agree to the majority of flexible working requests from employees, according to research published today.
The XpertHR survey found that 79% of respondents grant between 75% and 100% of requests from employees to w More...22 April 2013 11:37
There are around 36,000 volunteer reservists in the UK, making up approximately 14% of the nation's total defence capacity. With the Government planning to increase the size of the reserve forces, more employers are likely to have members of the Territo More...25 March 2013 00:00
Acas has today launched a consultation on a draft code of practice on the extension of the right to request flexible working.
Under government proposals, the right to request flexible working is to be extended to all employees with 26 weeks' servic More...25 February 2013 16:47
The Government has today published the Children and Families Bill, which includes reforms to the way in which parents can share maternity leave as well as the extension of the right to request flexible working.
Under the new system of shared parental More...05 February 2013 15:34
Proposals to extend flexible working rights to all workers could prove more trouble than they are worth for employers and their staff and could lead to more workplace disputes, according to Paula Whelan, an employment law partner at Shakespeares. Fle More...15 November 2012 08:48
The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to invest £1.8 billion over the next 10 years to double the size of the Army's reserve forces and increase their role in military operations - and the role of employers will be crucial to the success of this i More...08 November 2012 16:09
Banks feature heavily in a list of the top 10 employers for working families, with Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS all taking top spots.
The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by work-life organ More...25 September 2012 14:00
This week is national work-life week, aimed at encouraging employers and employees to give some thought as to how they might better balance the demands of the workplace and the home. Laura Czapiewski, product manager for childcare vouchers at More...25 September 2012 11:52
Greater openness towards flexible working has been a positive outcome of the recession, according to a report released today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) Flexible Work Commission. The commission interviewed 29 businesses an More...20 September 2012 15:29
Two-fifths (43%) of organisations that tried out flexible working schemes during the Olympics, such as allowing staff to work from home or altering hours, say that they are likely to continue operating such schemes now the Games have ended, research has More...24 August 2012 11:30
"Legacy" is one of the buzz words of the 2012 Olympic Games. But does it have to be confined to sports? With up to one million extra passengers expected on London's transport network each day during the Olympics, Transport for London (TfL More...24 July 2012 09:53
With less than two weeks to go until the Olympics begin, employers are bracing themselves for commuting chaos. Some experts have predicted there will be as many as 3.3 million extra public transport journeys during the busiest days of the More...16 July 2012 11:36
The right to request to work flexibly, introduced under the Employment Act 2002, was not universally well received by employers. However, a recent CBI survey found that 96% of employers offer at least one form of flexible working. In addition, among the More...19 June 2012 08:39
Employers operating in London, and other areas where Olympic events are taking place, must consider the imminent road congestion and disruption to the public transport system that will result from this summer's Games. Many employers will have t More...30 May 2012 16:50
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on the Government to "hold its nerve" on the planned extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees, which is expected to be announced in the Queen's Speech More...08 May 2012 14:40
A recent one-day flexible working initiative at O2 resulted in an extra 1,000 hours worked by staff, according to figures released by the telecoms firm.
On 8 February, O2 asked the entire workforce at its head office in Slough to work away from the More...02 April 2012 15:50
Planning for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 has now begun in earnest. Employment lawyer Laura Evans looks at the practical and legal issues. With reports this month warning of hour-long queues at the capital's busiest tube stations, th More...14 February 2012 13:40
Employees are less inclined to take up the option of flexible working and are instead prone to "presenteeism" due to pressure they feel because of the ongoing economic uncertainty.
This is according to telecommunications company O2, which has publis More...18 November 2011 09:52
Catherine Wilson, partner at legal firm Thomas Eggar LLP, outlines eight things that an employer should know about the proposed extension to flexible working rights. In May 2011 the Government launched its Consultation on modern workplaces More...14 November 2011 09:00
More than one employee in three would like the ability to work from home but fewer than one in 10 has any provision for this included in their contract, research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) suggests.
The r More...19 October 2011 13:17