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.


 

Dispensing with the disposable

10 Aug 2004

Long-term relationships at work are back in vogue as employers tire of the disposable workforce. Or so the facts suggest

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Slavish desire to work on

13 Jul 2004

The workers' freedom to work is more than just an employers' con trick - it's about flexibility and the right to choose

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Flexible friend

1 Jul 2004

A new qualification that allows learners and employers to mix and match skills according to requirements looks set to boost the number of qualified IT users at work.

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Believing in the workers

22 Jun 2004

The Archbishop of Canterbury believes portfolio working is no kind of job for a person of integrity. He's right - up to a point

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Flexible friends

1 Jun 2004

In 2003 an employee's right to ask for flexible working to care for children under six or disabled children under 18 became law. In April 2004 the Government increased this provision to include carers of the elderly. How are companies and HR departments coping with these changes? Four UK employers tell us how they are handling the changes.

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HR must change its attitude

25 May 2004

Children's minister Margaret Hodge tells Nic Paton why childcare must be seen as a core business responsibility

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Childcare? What childcare?

25 May 2004

The Government has made it easier for employers to provide childcare, but there is still a lack of awareness of the options.

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HR is the key to retaining talent

27 Apr 2004

Economic experts have come to the conclusion that to succeed business must be more flexible with benefits

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They said it would never work…

6 Apr 2004

Today is the first anniversary of flexible working legislation. Critics have been confounded by proof that a new way of working is great for UK business, writes Patricia Hewitt, secretary of state for trade and industry

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Your booking

1 Apr 2004

If you use employment agencies or employment businesses to recruit new staff or temporary employees your relationships with such companies will undergo significant legal changes from 6 April.

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Red tape stifles development of HR across European Union

16 Mar 2004

A survey of HR across Europe reveals that most countries are struggling to come to terms with the European legislation mountain. Surprisingly, reports Michael Millar the UK is ahead of the pack in adapting to change

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Time of change for Westminster

9 Mar 2004

Jonathan Evans,HR director at Westminster City Council, explains why he's excited about his move from the private to the public sector.

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Help wanted

9 Mar 2004

All HR challenges in the social services pale into insignificance in the face of ongoing recruitment problems.

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The Magnificent Seven

13 Jan 2004

Who are the greatest HR directors of all time? Scott Beagrie conducts a global search for HR giants, and comes to some intriguing conclusions

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