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.


 

Pre-existing health conditions raise the  health risk for pregnant women, while pregnancy in itself is often stressful.

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

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

Many workers use the Christmas holiday to start searching for a new job

Poor management major driver in job dissatisfaction, survey finds

2 Jan 2018

Almost half of UK workers (47%) are looking to change jobs in 2018, Investors in People’s annual Job Exodus survey...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

11 Dec 2017

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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Attracting millennials: What businesses can learn from Labour and the Tories

3 Nov 2017

After an unexpected election result and a fresh wave of scandals at Westminster, it’s not surprising that the millennial generation...

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Top 10 HR questions October 2017: Modern slavery statements and GDPR

2 Nov 2017

The requirement for large employers to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement came into force in October 2015 and...

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Pilot flexible working programmes for teachers announced

31 Oct 2017

Justine Greening has announced new pilot programmes to look at ways of supporting and employing teachers flexibly, and enhancing coaching...

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Recruiters should offer flexible working option as “standard”

19 Oct 2017

Flexible working options should be a standard offering in new roles if employers and recruiters are to meet the challenges...

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Ryanair and Monarch flight disruptions: five issues for employers

6 Oct 2017

The cancellation of thousands of scheduled Ryanair flights and the collapse of airline Monarch will have an impact in the...

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Jobs market lags behind demand for flexible working

19 Sep 2017

Employees’ desire for flexible working far exceeds companies’ capacity to offer it, a report published today has found.
According to...

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Acas study urges higher take-up of flexible working 

13 Sep 2017

A report published today by Acas calls for more flexible working for parents returning to work after parental leave as...

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Will employers need to amend contracts of existing employees to comply with GDPR?

Top 10 HR questions August 2017: GDPR and holiday pay

12 Sep 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require employers to provide employees with a privacy notice, detailing how their personal...

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Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

7 Sep 2017

Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This...

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Could an organisation work on a completely remote basis?

23 Aug 2017

Most employers now embrace some form of flexible and remote working, but self-publishing company Reedsy has taken this to the...

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Acas research highlights pros and cons of flexible working

23 Aug 2017

There are hidden benefits and drawbacks to flexible working arrangements, new research from employment adviser Acas finds. Adrian Wakeling, senior...

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

18 Jul 2017

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

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