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.


 

Rachel Reeves

MPs urge ministers to speed up gig economy measures

MPs have accused the Government of being too slow to act on recommendations that would protect the rights of gig...

Workforce happiness weakened by overwork and lack of development

11 Apr 2018

Overall workforce happiness is being dragged down by a lack of training and development opportunities for lower-skilled workers and high...

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How to maintain company culture in an era of flexible work

9 Apr 2018

If businesses are to accept the benefits of flexibility recommended by the Taylor Review, they need to be aware of...

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Personnel Today turns 30: How the new publication drove progress

29 Mar 2018

Movers and shakers behind the first editions of Personnel Today in the late 1980s helped the profession to find its...

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Working fathers failed by Government policy

20 Mar 2018

Policies designed to help fathers in the workplace need reforming if Government is to meet the needs of 21st century...

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Why fatherhood holds the key to solving the gender pay gap

20 Mar 2018

The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to...

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The top 10 HR questions February 2018: Consent to process personal data

2 Mar 2018

One of the key messages employers are hearing on the new data protection rules under the General Data Protection Regulation...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

1 Mar 2018

With parts of the UK experiencing heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of...

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Part-time work in senior roles on the rise, according to Timewise

26 Feb 2018

A quarter of workers would rather work part time, for less money, if they knew it would have no impact...

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Lack of part-time apprenticeships reduces access for women

22 Feb 2018

A shortage of flexible and part-time apprenticeship programmes mean that people who are unable to work full time are missing...

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Taylor review: Government pledges to enforce day-one rights for workers

7 Feb 2018

The Government has vowed to enforce workers’ rights from their first day in a job, in response to the recommendations...

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Flexible working demands a training strategy rethink

6 Feb 2018

Assumptions about the effectiveness of training programmes need to be challenged as remote and flexible working patterns become more widespread,...

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Employers encouraged to do more to support older workers

25 Jan 2018

With a record number of people aged 50 or older in employment, the Government and employers should ensure that working...

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Parents reveal struggle to balance work and home life

19 Jan 2018

Almost one in five (18%) working parents have deliberately slowed down their career progression as they have struggled to balance...

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Report calls for action on women’s health issues at work

4 Jan 2018

A recent report from the Work Foundation is appealing for an end to stigma surrounding women’s health issues at work,...

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