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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.
17 Jul 2019
Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...
7 May 2019
The happiest employers work in diverse workplaces and find that doing meaningful work is more important to them than salary.
5 Apr 2019
Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...
13 Mar 2019
Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them...
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.
7 Mar 2019
Offering flexible working may not be enough to attract and retain talent in today’s job market – agile working needs...
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?
4 Feb 2019
Parents who work part time are penalised with just a 21% chance of being promoted within three years.
28 Jan 2019
Biological indications for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time compared with colleagues...
22 Jan 2019
Roles involving beards, tattoos, downward dogs, artisan coffee and no doubt the odd craft beer are playing an increasingly important...
14 Jan 2019
The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended...
13 Nov 2018
The time it takes employees to get to and from work has increased over the past decade, even if they...
12 Nov 2018
Agile working is often pitched as the solution to the UK’s productivity and engagement issues, but do employers trust staff...
7 Nov 2018
Work stress has led to nearly half of UK workers to look for a new job, according to new research...