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.


Three in 10 miss out on learning while hybrid working

A survey finds 29% don’t receive training to support their professional development while working in a ‘hybrid’ environment.

Employees less worried about hybrid working than leaders

21 Apr 2021

Almost four in 10 business leaders are worried about lack of management oversight as organisations move to hybrid working, compared with just 7% of employees.

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Legislation must catch up with ‘huge shift in nature of work’

21 Apr 2021

The growth of platform working, digital monitoring and ‘epresenteeism’ poses a significant risk for people's wellbeing in work, finds Lords inquiry.

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ONS: Homeworkers did longer hours but took fewer sick days in 2020

19 Apr 2021

Homeworkers did more overtime and worked more hours during 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Oven-Ready HR Reheated: Dave Ulrich, Peter Cheese and more

16 Apr 2021

Oven-Ready HR Reheated brings a selection of the key moments from Season 1. The first of two compilation episodes revisits...

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Furlough scheme may cause workplace divisions

15 Apr 2021

Furloughed employees show significant reduction in wellbeing, personal confidence, job satisfaction and commitment to their employers, finds new research.

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Employees look to avoid snooping employers

15 Apr 2021

About a quarter of UK employers (24%) said they would leave their job if they felt their privacy was being invaded.

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Workers seek vaccine before return to work

14 Apr 2021

Almost three-quarters of workers in the UK would feel more comfortable returning to work if others around them are vaccinated...

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Sustainability ‘should be factored into remote working decisions’

14 Apr 2021

Employers must factor environmental impact into their decisions around hybrid working.

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Ramadan in the workplace: top tips for employers

13 Apr 2021

Ashok Kanani provides a four-point checklist for employers on how to support employees observing religious festivals.

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Give remote workers right to disconnect, urges union

13 Apr 2021

According to Prospect, two-thirds of remote workers want to see a new “right to disconnect” enshrined in law.

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Goldman Sachs commits to office return with new Birmingham hub

13 Apr 2021

Goldman Sachs is to open a new office in Birmingham this year, which will initially serve as a tech hub.

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What does the future hold for the ‘London weighting’?

12 Apr 2021

There has been something of an exodus of people moving outside the capital and other major conurbations. What does this mean for regional pay allowances?

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Government in discussions about social distancing at work

9 Apr 2021

Ministers are consulting with businesses around how they can bring employees back into offices en masse in a safe manner.

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Nationwide Building Society: Why we decided staff could work from home

9 Apr 2021

We now see almost daily announcements from companies allowing staff to work from home. But when an 180-year-old building society...

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