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.


Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September

Two out of three people currently furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could be back at work by the...

HR in a pandemic: How three companies dealt with a surge in demand

2 Jul 2020

For organisations up and down the country, Covid-19 has put considerable strain on HR. Many in the profession are facing...

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Seven ways of dealing with return-to-work childcare issues

26 Jun 2020

Although more workplaces will reopen on 4 July, schools and other childcare settings such as holiday clubs are unlikely to...

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Pandemic risk poses major questions of commercial property market

25 Jun 2020

Demand for office space in skyscrapers plummets as crowded lifts consigned to the past.

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The emerging people strategy and what it means for HR (webinar)

24 Jun 2020

ON-DEMAND | This webinar, in association with Sage People looks at how HR leaders are adapting in this new world. What does it mean for managing workforces today? What are the most pressing issues for people leaders now and tomorrow?

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Pinsent Masons scoops four awards at first virtual People in Law awards

22 Jun 2020

Pinsent Masons scooped up four awards – including the coveted Grand Prix award – at this year’s People in Law...

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How working from home is levelling the playing field

22 Jun 2020

Home working and the absence of 'office power' has led to major cultural shifts that will benefit the goals of diversity and inclusion.

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Maintain flexible working momentum after pandemic, urges charity

19 Jun 2020

Almost half of parents and carers (48%) hope to make changes to their working patterns after the Covid-19 pandemic, indicating...

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Please don’t Zoom me just because you’re bored

17 Jun 2020

We’ve all encountered them: the lengthy video meeting that appeared to have no purpose, or could have been condensed into...

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WFH: Six pillars of effective homeworking

12 Jun 2020

During the current pandemic crisis, business leaders handling the avalanche of government legislation have had another issue on their minds...

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How should vulnerable workers feature in return to work risk assessments?

8 Jun 2020

BAME people and individuals with obesity are at greater risk from Covid-19. How can they be protected in the workplace?

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Pandemic is a business transformation opportunity for HR

8 Jun 2020

Covid-19 is a tragedy that HR can use to help transform business, global business forum hears.

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Flexible working ‘nudge’ result in 30% uplift in job applications

29 May 2020

Recruiters that were prompted to consider flexible working when posting a job were 20% more likely to list flexible work...

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Lower earners more likely to work through lockdown

27 May 2020

People on lower incomes are more likely to be classified as key workers and continue to go to work during...

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Lockdown pressures on mothers could stall gender pay gap progress

27 May 2020

Childcare pressures and a reduction in paid working hours brought about by the lockdown could risk reversing some of the...

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