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All employees with 26 weeks' service have the right to request a change to their hours, timing or location of work. Flexible working can improve productivity but it brings with it various issues for employers. Here we highlight our latest flexible working content, including guidance on how to handle flexible working requests, including content on working from home.


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How to find the balance between flexible working and “always on”

Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure...

A study found that longer commutes appeared to have a significant impact on mental wellbeing

Long commutes to work take toll on employee health

6 Jul 2017

Long commutes are causing poor health and damaging the productivity of the nation’s employees, research from the Britain’s Healthiest Workplace...

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Are fathers’ rights at work working?

1 Jun 2017

Despite the introduction of shared parental leave, employers have been slow to enhance fathers’ rights at work. John Smith, a...

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Legal and practical tips for employers on homeworking

10 May 2017

This month on 19 May it is “National work from home day”. So what should employers be aware of if...

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Remote access means staff cannot switch off

27 Apr 2017

One-third of UK workers (32%) say that remote access to work means they cannot switch off in their personal time,...

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More autonomy means happier workers, according to research

25 Apr 2017

Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.
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Dads face negative bias in quest for work-life balance

22 Feb 2017

Fathers face a negative bias when seeking a better work-life balance or applying for part-time employment, a new study suggests....

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Why the UK needs to switch on to the agility mindset

7 Feb 2017

New research by the Agile Future Forum (AFF) published last week shows that more flexible models of work will be...

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Flexible working requests: common employer pitfalls

15 Nov 2016

More than a quarter of women polled in a recent survey by Workingmums had their flexible working request turned down,...

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Agile working: not as flexible as you might think

1 Nov 2016

Agile working, whether that’s allowing employees to work remotely or being flexible about hours, has been hailed as the answer...

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Recruiting with flexibility: is HR missing out on key talent?

28 Oct 2016

Many employers boast about how they welcome flexible working, but how many are open to discussing alternative hours or approaches...

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Tribunals accept limits to flexible working after maternity leave

17 Oct 2016

In two recent unsuccessful cases, employment tribunals accepted that there is no absolute obligation on employers to accept new mothers’...

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Commuters in London endure a long commute to work with an average journey of 79 minutes, a report finds

Long commute to work linked to poor diet, stress and high blood pressure

5 Oct 2016

The average UK commuter adds almost 800 calories to their diet every week as a result of their journey to...

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High earners more likely to work flexibly, says Working Families

5 Oct 2016

High-earning parents are far more likely to work flexibly than those who earn below £40,000, research by the charity Working...

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Flexible working: are employers missing a trick?

8 Jun 2016

Flexible working can benefit both employees and employers, yet many organisations don’t offer it or fail to reap the full...

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