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.


 

Flexible working: are we moving in the right direction?

New research underlines how businesses must learn to properly engage flexible workers.

Three in five parents work unpaid overtime to cope with workload

13 Jan 2020

Flexible working is unable to deliver the work-life balance that parents need, according to a report that finds three in...

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How Police Scotland transformed its pay and reward structure

2 Jan 2020

Six years after it was formed, Police Scotland completed a project that saw its 10 legacy pay scales and terms...

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‘Protect workers’ rights after Brexit’, voters urge Boris Johnson

23 Dec 2019

Two-thirds of people who voted Conservative in the 2019 general election want the new government to protect or enhance workers’...

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Queen’s Speech: flexible working, carers’ leave and immigration plan confirmed

20 Dec 2019

A number of new Bills that will affect workers have been announced.

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Staff seek greater flexibility as they get older

2 Dec 2019

Employees increasingly look for a job that is tailored to their lives, rather than having to adapt their lives to...

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LibDems aspire to modernise gig economy and increase worker incomes

25 Nov 2019

The Liberal Democrats say they would alter employment rights to make them a better fit with the gig economy.

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Financial Services Compensation Scheme achieves public sector D&I award

20 Nov 2019

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme scooped the Diversity & Inclusion (Public Sector) Award, sponsored by Civica, at the 2019 Personnel...

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Remote workers ‘should spend at least two days in office’

11 Nov 2019

A study finds that while remote working is linked to positive wellbeing, it has little effect on stress and productivity.

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How easy is it to implement a four-day week?

11 Nov 2019

If the four-day week is to be a realistic option for businesses, work needs to be done on how it can be made to suit companies of different sizes.

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Record proportion of mothers in work

25 Oct 2019

Three-quarters of mothers with dependent children are in work – a record high for the UK, according to the latest...

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Mentoring key to building diverse leadership

16 Oct 2019

Businesses where women occupy more than 30% senior leadership roles are more likely to nurture ambition, with a quarter (27%)...

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Queen’s Speech: Points-based immigration and Good Work Plan feature

14 Oct 2019

A points-based immigration system will start in 2021.

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Consultation closes with huge support for family friendly transparency

11 Oct 2019

As the government consultation into whether employers should have to publish their family-related leave and flexible working policies comes to...

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A fifth of over-45s expect to quit work to care for relatives

9 Oct 2019

One in five (19%) employees aged over 45 expects to quit their job to care for an adult relative full...

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