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.


 

Mentoring key to building diverse leadership

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

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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Rail statistics prove need for flexible season tickets

4 Oct 2019

Use of season tickets is falling as commuters’ flexible working arrangements mean they are no longer good value for money.

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Top 10 HR questions September 2019: The effect of a leap year on pay

1 Oct 2019

There will be an extra working day in 2020 for many employees, so does the leap year mean extra pay?...

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Remote working roles have doubled in four years

30 Sep 2019

The number of remote working jobs available has doubled in the past four years, according to job board CV-Library.

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Why meeting flexible working requests is easier said than done

26 Sep 2019

With Labour proposing a four-day week and unions campaigning for workers to use technology to spend less time in the...

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St Mungos team members pick up their Diversity and Inclusion Award (Public Sector) from the One Show's Alex Jones and Personnel Today editor Rob Moss at the 2018 awards.

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector)

26 Sep 2019

The 2019 Personnel Today Awards take place on the 19 November. In the latest in our series of articles profiling...

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Women find it harder to get a job after leaving armed forces, says report

25 Sep 2019

Female military service leavers are less likely to find a job than males, with many reluctant to apply for roles...

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Labour backs flexible working for menopausal employees

23 Sep 2019

The Labour Party has said it will ensure employers provide flexible working arrangements to women experiencing the menopause if it...

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Flexible working in higher paid jobs trebles

17 Sep 2019

Job adverts with salaries over £60,000 are three times more likely to offer flexible working than they did three years...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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New teachers to receive £6,000 boost to attract the ‘best’

2 Sep 2019

Starting salaries for teachers will reach as much as £30,000 by the 2022-23 academic year under a range of plans announced today.

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Top 10 HR questions July 2019: Spent convictions

5 Aug 2019

There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...

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