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.


Five paradoxes of global remote working

As workforces become more dispersed and global, it’s easy to assume employees can manage on their own and take charge...

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Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

17 Jul 2019

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

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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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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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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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Major bank reverses its working from home ban

7 Mar 2019

The world's largest custodian bank and asset servicing company, the Bank of New York Mellon, has halted its plan to stop all 50,000 of its staff across the world from working from home.

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How Lloyds Banking Group built agile working into recruitment

7 Mar 2019

Offering flexible working may not be enough to attract and retain talent in today’s job market – agile working needs...

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How to make home working a success

13 Feb 2019

When Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5 in 1980, the song reflected most employees’ regular office hours. Brian Hall looks at how things have changed in the past 40 years and asks if working from home always works?

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Part-time parents missing out on promotion

4 Feb 2019

Parents who work part time are penalised with just a 21% chance of being promoted within three years.

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Flexible working doesn’t diminish mums’ chronic stress

28 Jan 2019

Biological indications for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time compared with colleagues...

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Hipster job culture: baristas and flexible working

Hipster jobs boost helping to drive the economy

22 Jan 2019

Roles involving beards, tattoos, downward dogs, artisan coffee and no doubt the odd craft beer are playing an increasingly important...

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Flexible working has plateaued, study finds

14 Jan 2019

The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended...

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Commuting times on the rise regardless of how workers travel

13 Nov 2018

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

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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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