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.


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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JP Morgan cuts office space and warns of Brexit relocation

8 Apr 2021

Annual letter to shareholder reveals concerns over UK's future; Archbishop of Canterbury condemns Goldman Sachs over long hours.

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1,200 HSBC employees to work permanently from home

8 Apr 2021

HSBC acts on results of employee survey but nearly a third opt to work in offices at least some of the time.

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Embracing organisational agility as a CHRO: five key behaviours

8 Apr 2021

Mark Judd examines how HR teams became used to operating in a climate of continuous and unprecedented change.

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Financial services workers call for flexibility

7 Apr 2021

More than half of employees in financial services would like to see changes to their working week post-Covid, according to a survey.

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Remote working job ads jump 233%

6 Apr 2021

The number of roles advertised as ‘remote working’ in the UK jumped to almost 78,000 in February.

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How should employers deal with the holiday conundrum?

1 Apr 2021

With millions rolling over annual leave in the hope of holiday later in the year are firms storing up problems for themselves, particularly as burnout takes its toll?

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Google plans return to office from September

1 Apr 2021

Google has announced it is aiming to get more employees back into its offices from September.

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Risks HR must consider when employees work from abroad

31 Mar 2021

HR needs to stay on top of the risks that come attached to employees choosing to work from ‘home’ from beyond the UK. Nick Hine explains why.

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