Flexible working

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, and other content on working from home, changing working hours, and the risk of discrimination claims.


 

An HR shift for 2021: improving employee life experience

Businesses are having to play a deeper role in the personal lives of staff – and they are having a positive impact, writes Brian Kropp.

Shift to home working could cost 400,000 high street jobs

14 Jan 2021

Analysis of the impact of Covid found Hemel Hempstead and Bracknell were likely to see the most office jobs shift permanently to remote working.

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Unilever boss signals flexible work here to stay

14 Jan 2021

Alan Jope also strongly advised all Unilever employees to be vaccinated against Covid as soon as they had the chance.

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Establish a legal right to furlough for working parents: TUC

14 Jan 2021

Major survey finds 78% of working mothers have not been able to gain furlough funding.

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Chancellor says permanent working from home not inevitable

11 Jan 2021

Working from home will not be the ‘new normal’ in a post-Covid world, chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

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Furlough can now be used to help homeschooling parents – HMRC

8 Jan 2021

Updated furlough guidance confirms scheme can be used where employees can't work because they are caring for children while schools are closed.

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Together alone: staying well as OH practitioners in challenging times

8 Jan 2021

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how occupational health professionals can balance supporting the health needs of employers and employees while, at...

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‘Aggressive’ tactics used to ditch senior execs who are working at home

8 Jan 2021

Some employers in sectors badly effected by the pandemic have resorted to aggressive tactics with the aim of cutting senior...

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Flexible working: Can we go back on arrangements in future?

8 Jan 2021

The unprecedented shift towards home and flexible working brought about by Covid-19 has led many employers to announce permanent new...

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Remote working: top tips for wellbeing and connection (webinar)

7 Jan 2021

27 January 2021, 2:00pm | The pandemic has been tough on your employees. Not only have they endured multiple lockdowns that have cut off access...

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Zurich offers parents ‘lockdown leave’ to help with childcare

6 Jan 2021

Zurich is offering two weeks’ fully-paid emergency ‘lockdown leave’ to parents and carers affected by school closures.
The Swiss insurance...

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Chancellor unveils more financial support for lockdown-hit firms

5 Jan 2021

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will be able to apply for one-off grants of up to £9,000 per property, in...

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Furlough parents affected by school closures, urges TUC

4 Jan 2021

The TUC says employers should offer furlough to parents affected by school closures and who lack childcare as a result.

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Four-day week affordable for most businesses, study suggests

30 Dec 2020

Working a four-day week on full pay is viable for most UK companies, a study of thousands of businesses has sought to demonstrate.

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Emerging HR roles to look out for in 2021

24 Dec 2020

Earlier this year, digital solutions firm Cognizant revealed 21 HR roles that are expected to emerge over the next decade....

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