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.


How to make home working a success

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?

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

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 in the workplace

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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Woman at home on smartphone anxious

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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