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.


 

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

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

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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Five ways to support employees during Ramadan

11 Jun 2018

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Ayesha Salahuddin from PWC looks at how...

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Jeremy Hunt vows to close NHS doctors gender pay gap

29 May 2018

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a review into how NHS doctors are paid in a bid to close the...

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Employers’ long-hours culture risks losing talent, says charity

23 May 2018

Pressure from managers to work beyond contracted hours and unrealistic workloads are causing resentment among parents trying to combine work...

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Flexible working

Report pinpoints how to accelerate flexible working and gender diversity

22 May 2018

A report published today sets out to “speed up culture change” acting as a blueprint for change and ensuring that...

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Rail fares should better serve needs of part-time workers

8 May 2018

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), a consortium of Britain’s railway companies, has admitted that fares have failed to keep pace...

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How employers need to embrace flexible working to retain talent

1 May 2018

With the UK on the brink of a skills shortage, employers need to embrace flexible working to retain talented staff...

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Rachel Reeves

MPs urge ministers to speed up gig economy measures

20 Apr 2018

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

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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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