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.


 

2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

Top 10 HR questions November 2018: employee or worker?

3 Dec 2018

A number of recent employment tribunal cases have dealt with the employment status of people working in the “gig economy”....

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Government must fulfil promises to keep carers in work

29 Nov 2018

The government has been urged to act on the Conservative Party’s 2017 pledge to introduce specific employment rights for working...

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Employers failing to use human skills to mitigate future work risks

26 Nov 2018

A large majority (87%) of organisations believe that human skills are critical for the future, but few are maximising them...

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Building the business case for returnships

21 Nov 2018

Returnships are high on the corporate agenda as employers seek experienced talent and boost diversity. Emma Page looks at the...

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Over-50s want more flexible working hours

20 Nov 2018

A large proportion (78%) of over-50s believe that more flexible working hours should be introduced to accommodate older workers and...

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Three-quarters don’t adjust performance management for staff with disabilities

13 Nov 2018

Three-quarters of employers do not adapt their performance management systems for staff with disabilities or conditions such as dyslexia and...

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Commuting times on the rise regardless of how workers travel

13 Nov 2018

The time it takes employees to get to and from work has increased over the past decade, even if they...

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CIPD ACE 2018: Are employers putting enough trust in their staff?

12 Nov 2018

Agile working is often pitched as the solution to the UK’s productivity and engagement issues, but do employers trust staff...

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stress in the workplace

Stress causes loss of sleep for nearly half UK workforce

7 Nov 2018

Work stress has led to nearly half of UK workers to look for a new job, according to new research...

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Making mobility work … with Microsoft Surface

6 Nov 2018

PROMOTED | Workplaces are slowly disappearing. In their place we have workspaces. There’s a subtle but important difference. Instead of being confined within walls ...

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More than a third of homeworkers suffer back pain

11 Oct 2018

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

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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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