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.


 

Met Police to recruit part-time constables for the first time

The Metropolitan Police has announced it will recruit part-time constables for the first time in a bid to attract more...

Half of staff support pay transparency to promote equality

3 Jun 2019

More than half (56%) of staff would be happy for pay information to be made publicly available in order to...

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How to attract the candidates who don’t think you need them

29 May 2019

Software company Sage needed to expand its candidate pool for a slew of new roles. Reaching out to groups who...

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How should employers support returning mothers’ mental health?

9 May 2019

Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive...

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Enhance leave policies to keep carers in work, employers urged

8 May 2019

The chief executive of a major energy supplier is urging employers to do more to retain the almost 5 million...

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‘Meaningful work and location more important than high pay’ for UK staff

7 May 2019

The happiest employers work in diverse workplaces and find that doing meaningful work is more important to them than salary.

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Champion flexible working to improve parents’ work-life balance

3 May 2019

Support for flexible working should be visible from leadership level to help create “human-sized” jobs that enable a greater work-life...

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Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

17 Apr 2019

UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...

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Why it’s time to compel all employers to publish parental policies

5 Apr 2019

Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...

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Better working conditions needed to improve chef retention

3 Apr 2019

Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...

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‘Hop-desking’: BrewDog launches remote working initiative

22 Mar 2019

Many remote workers frequently take advantage of coffee shops’ free wi-fi and power outlets but now pubs are trying to...

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‘Business lacks transparency over parental support’

18 Mar 2019

LinkedIn has claimed to have revealed evidence of a “disconnect” between employers and employees over the issue of flexible work, as most working parents feel their employers are not fully open about their parental policies. 

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Sharp decline in UK employee confidence

15 Mar 2019

Employee confidence in the UK business environment has slumped, according to global research company Gartner.

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BNY Mellon’s flexible working policy review: what can HR learn?

13 Mar 2019

Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them...

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Apprenticeships should be opened up to single parents

8 Mar 2019

Most single parents are being locked out of apprenticeships because of a lack of part-time opportunities and the difficulty of supporting children with such low pay.

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