Homeworking

Homeworking is one of the most common forms of flexible working that employers offer. Homeworking means a worker agreeing to perform some or all work for the employer in his or her home.

A homeworking policy can provide benefits for an employer, for example allowing a valuable employee more flexibility, increasing the chances of retention. Challenges for homeworkers include ensuring they have the discipline to work alone and remotely, employee communication, and health and safety issues.


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...

Businesses and unions react to UK ‘lockdown’

24 Mar 2020

A nationwide “lockdown” for everybody apart from key workers, announced by Boris Johnson last night, means that many employees will...

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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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Hold employment tribunals remotely, judges told

18 Mar 2020

Judges are being strongly encouraged to hold employment tribunals remotely where possible, in order to ensure cases continue to be...

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‘Start working from home’ says PM

16 Mar 2020

People should “start working from home where they possibly can” Boris Johnson announced this evening as the government steps up...

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Coronavirus: Four things to consider when encouraging home working

12 Mar 2020

With almost 600 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in the UK, businesses are increasingly telling staff to work from...

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UNLEASH 2019: ‘Give remote workers freedom and trust’

24 Oct 2019

Employers looking to adopt a remote-first working environment must ensure staff are empowered to take ownership of their careers and...

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Union doubtful over government figures on teachers’ hours

11 Oct 2019

Teachers' working hours have fallen by five hours per week over the past three years, according to government figures. But the main education union disagrees

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Remote working roles have doubled in four years

30 Sep 2019

The number of remote working jobs available has doubled in the past four years, according to job board CV-Library.

Its...

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Five paradoxes of global remote working

1 Aug 2019

As workforces become more dispersed and global, it’s easy to assume employees can manage on their own and take charge...

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How Lloyds Banking Group built agile working into recruitment

7 Mar 2019

Offering flexible working may not be enough to attract and retain talent in today’s job market – agile working needs...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

30 Jan 2019

With parts of the UK experiencing heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of...

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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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How digital trends are changing the role of HR (webinar)

19 Sep 2018

ON DEMAND | Not a day goes by without a news story highlighting the impact of digital technology on people’s jobs, but how...

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