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.


 

Hospitality workers upbeat about 24-hour working

4 Feb 2005

More than half of pub, hotel and restaurant workers welcome the change to flexible closing times, believing it will bring them more flexible working hours

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Flexibility pays off for small business

25 Jan 2005

There is no reason for flexible working be a burden to businesses, as the Federation of Small Businesses, British Chambers...

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Brownies in search of new leaders

25 Jan 2005

The push for flexible working is having unfortunate repercussions for the Brownies. Girlguiding UK, which runs the Brownies, says 50,000 seven to 10-year-olds are on a waiting list to join the organisation because it cannot attract enough adult volunteers to run Brownie groups.

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Proof at last: flexibility works

25 Jan 2005

A new report on flexible benefits shows that schemes can improve employee commitment and reduce staff turnover

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Family-friendly policy tops 2005 government agenda

18 Jan 2005

The general election is likely to see all major parties promising policies to improve voters' work-life balance

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Work-life balance moves to top of the agenda for workers

17 Jan 2005

Three times as many workers in the UK would prefer a better work-life balance in 2005, compared with those who want more money, research reveals.

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Businesses ignore benefits of flexible working

14 Jan 2005

Most companies are stubbornly sticking to normal hours despite recognising the benefits of flexible working, according to a survey.

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HR productivity hit by workplace distractions

13 Jan 2005

Distracting office noises are seriously harming productivity for HR professionals, according to new research.
Vocal colleagues and aggravating mobile phone...

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Government in firing line over discrimination against those with HIV

11 Jan 2005

Goverment policies have been blamed for fuelling discrimination against people with HIV.
A study by the National Aids Trust and...

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Mid-size firms will struggle for growth amid skills shortage

7 Jan 2005

The cost of staff and shortage of skills in London is likely to slow growth for medium-sized companies

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Put your best foot forward at interviews

16 Nov 2004

‘Apparel oft proclaims the man’, as Guru wrote in some of his earlier works.This was proved true after a survey...

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British Chambers of Commerce warns Government over retirement age plans

12 Nov 2004

More than a third of British businesses could be damaged if the Government decides to remove the right of companies...

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Leading businesses start to see benefits of flexible approach

10 Nov 2004

It appears the Government’s push towards a more flexible working nation is paying off with news that 90 per cent...

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How reversing flexible working could improve morale

9 Nov 2004

Alex Blythe finds out why flexible working isn’t right for every organisation

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Flexible benefits schemes get heavyweight support

9 Nov 2004

Chief executives and finance directors are increasingly taking an active interest in flexible benefit schemes as they realise the positive...

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