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.


 

More than a third of homeworkers suffer back pain

More than a third (37%) of homeworkers have experienced new back pain since they began working remotely, with many receiving...

Delivering business agility: the critical role for HR in fast-growth firms

8 Oct 2018

Organisations strive to become more agile so they can respond to change and deal with external forces as they grow....

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Getting the best out of a remote workforce

3 Oct 2018

Remote working is commonplace, but how should employers manage performance? Shopify’s Colin Boyer talks to Roly Walter, founder of Appraisd,...

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Restrictive tech holding back shift to flexible working environments

27 Sep 2018

An inability to quickly introduce new IT services to their workforce is restricting organisations’ competitiveness and ability to offer staff...

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Staff feel pressured to demonstrate they are working from home

21 Sep 2018

Almost half (46%) of employees feel under pressure to demonstrate they are actually working while working from home, research by...

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How digital trends are changing the role of HR (webinar)

19 Sep 2018

Thursday 18 October 2018, 2:00pm BST
Not a day goes by without a news story highlighting the impact of digital...

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UK’s most family-friendly workplaces revealed

12 Sep 2018

The charity Working Families has published a list of the UK’s most family-friendly workplaces.
The top ten employers include banks,...

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New polls confirm desire for flexible working as 9 to 5 declines

21 Aug 2018

Only 6% of employees are working the traditional hours of 9 to 5 according to a new poll carried out...

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Woman at home on smartphone anxious

How smartphones can land employers in the dock

13 Aug 2018

Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could...

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Government to consider five days’ paid leave for working carers

3 Aug 2018

The government has committed to exploring the case for five days’ statutory paid leave for carers, but has been criticised...

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How employers can support the growing band of older workers

26 Jul 2018

More and more over-50s are staying in work past state pension age. Camille Renaudon from Hibberts Solicitors looks at practical...

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Aldi and Lidl employees “coming home” if England make the final

10 Jul 2018

Budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are hoping they haven’t scored an own goal by allowing employees to leave early this...

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PwC to remove almost all landlines from UK offices in agile working drive

29 Jun 2018

Landlines are set to be consigned to history at PwC later this year, as the accountancy giant switches its 18,000...

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Why companies could be set for a flexible working revolution

18 Jun 2018

Working flexibly can be great for morale and productivity but many companies are held back by cultural obstacles. Mark Grant...

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How to kick off the World Cup without an own goal

14 Jun 2018

With four weeks of World Cup football matches about to kick off, what do employers need to be wary of,...

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