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.

Flexible working

The lasting effects of coronavirus on HR and business

The Covid-19 crisis will change how we work in future. Gartner’s Brian Kropp looks at the impact of the pandemic...

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Passport Office moots return to work as ‘we can’t hide forever’

9 Apr 2020

HM Passport Office staff may soon be urged to return to work in their offices by the government, to the...

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Coronavirus: nearly nine in 10 fear for their health

8 Apr 2020

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...

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One in six take video calls while partially clothed

8 Apr 2020

Employees are thinking twice before switching their camera on for a work-related video call, it has emerged, with one in...

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Working from home: do staff have suitable equipment?

8 Apr 2020

With the UK entering its third week of lockdown, the majority of the workforce continue to work from home. However,...

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We’re living in capsules now, but let’s take the positives

6 Apr 2020

We can compare our current experience to those of scientists stationed in the polar regions - yes, really.

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Research: Furlough is curtailing job losses

3 Apr 2020

The government’s furlough scheme is discouraging companies to cut jobs after research this week revealed that only one in 20...

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Remote working: key considerations for junior employees’ development

1 Apr 2020

Employers need to establish clear processes, monitor the quality of work and provide timely feedback if they are to effectively...

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‘What has surprised me about the coronavirus crisis’

31 Mar 2020

Key speakers at a recent London conference on the Covid-19 outbreak reflect on the seismic changes in the month since the forum.

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What you need to know about furlough

27 Mar 2020

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Working from home: How HR can deal with the daily dilemmas

24 Mar 2020

With so many people having to reinvent the way they work because of the coronavirus outbreak, Jo Faragher examines how HR professionals may overcome the many difficulties they are bound to face.

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Acas working from home guidance: be ‘practical, flexible and sensitive’

20 Mar 2020

Acas has published new best practice guidance on working from home as more employers ask staff to avoid workplaces amid...

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Coronavirus: What employers need to know (webinar)

19 Mar 2020

ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...

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Schools to close from Friday until further notice

18 Mar 2020

All schools in the UK will close from Friday until further notice in order to slow the spread of the...

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Chancellor’s financial support measures are insufficient, says CIPD

14 Mar 2020

Statutory sick pay needs to be significantly increased and eligibility extended if workers are to keep themselves safe from the coronavirus outbreak.

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