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.


 

Taylor review: Government pledges to enforce day-one rights for workers

The Government has vowed to enforce workers’ rights from their first day in a job, in response to the recommendations...

Flexible working demands a training strategy rethink

6 Feb 2018

Assumptions about the effectiveness of training programmes need to be challenged as remote and flexible working patterns become more widespread,...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

5 Feb 2018

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

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Employers encouraged to do more to support older workers

25 Jan 2018

With a record number of people aged 50 or older in employment, the Government and employers should ensure that working...

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Parents reveal struggle to balance work and home life

19 Jan 2018

Almost one in five (18%) working parents have deliberately slowed down their career progression as they have struggled to balance...

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

4 Jan 2018

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

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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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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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Working at home

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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flexible working for parents

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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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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