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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, and other content on working from home, changing working hours, and the risk of discrimination claims.
5 Apr 2019
Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...
3 Apr 2019
Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...
22 Mar 2019
Many remote workers frequently take advantage of coffee shops’ free wi-fi and power outlets but now pubs are trying to...
18 Mar 2019
LinkedIn has claimed to have revealed evidence of a “disconnect” between employers and employees over the issue of flexible work, as most working parents feel their employers are not fully open about their parental policies.
15 Mar 2019
Employee confidence in the UK business environment has slumped, according to global research company Gartner.
13 Mar 2019
Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them...
8 Mar 2019
Most single parents are being locked out of apprenticeships because of a lack of part-time opportunities and the difficulty of supporting children with such low pay.
7 Mar 2019
The world's largest custodian bank and asset servicing company, the Bank of New York Mellon, has halted its plan to stop all 50,000 of its staff across the world from working from home.
7 Mar 2019
Offering flexible working may not be enough to attract and retain talent in today’s job market – agile working needs...
5 Mar 2019
Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government’s target of getting one million more disabled people in work...
26 Feb 2019
HR professionals make up seven of the entries in this year’s Timewise Power 50 – a list of the UK’s...
25 Feb 2019
Employees would have the right to request flexible working from day one of their employment under a Labour government, with ...
13 Feb 2019
When Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5 in 1980, the song reflected most employees’ regular office hours. Brian Hall looks at how things have changed in the past 40 years and asks if working from home always works?
6 Feb 2019
Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and “good work”. Susan Clews, the...