Working from home

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, including content on working from home.


Commuting times on the rise regardless of how workers travel

The time it takes employees to get to and from work has increased over the past decade, even if they...

CIPD ACE 2018: Are employers putting enough trust in their staff?

12 Nov 2018

Agile working is often pitched as the solution to the UK’s productivity and engagement issues, but do employers trust staff...

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Stress causes loss of sleep for nearly half UK workforce

7 Nov 2018

Work stress has led to nearly half of UK workers to look for a new job, according to new research...

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More than a third of homeworkers suffer back pain

11 Oct 2018

More than a third (37%) of homeworkers have experienced new back pain since they began working remotely, with many receiving...

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Delivering business agility: the critical role for HR in fast-growth firms

8 Oct 2018

Organisations strive to become more agile so they can respond to change and deal with external forces as they grow....

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Getting the best out of a remote workforce

3 Oct 2018

Remote working is commonplace, but how should employers manage performance? Shopify’s Colin Boyer talks to Roly Walter, founder of Appraisd,...

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Staff feel pressured to demonstrate they are working from home

21 Sep 2018

Almost half (46%) of employees feel under pressure to demonstrate they are actually working while working from home, research by...

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New polls confirm desire for flexible working as 9 to 5 declines

21 Aug 2018

Only 6% of employees are working the traditional hours of 9 to 5 according to a new poll carried out...

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How smartphones can land employers in the dock

13 Aug 2018

Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could...

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Why companies could be set for a flexible working revolution

18 Jun 2018

Working flexibly can be great for morale and productivity but many companies are held back by cultural obstacles. Mark Grant...

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Five ways to support employees during Ramadan

11 Jun 2018

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Ayesha Salahuddin from PWC looks at how...

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How employers need to embrace flexible working to retain talent

1 May 2018

With the UK on the brink of a skills shortage, employers need to embrace flexible working to retain talented staff...

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How to maintain company culture in an era of flexible work

9 Apr 2018

If businesses are to accept the benefits of flexibility recommended by the Taylor Review, they need to be aware of...

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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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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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