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.

Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September

Two out of three people currently furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could be back at work by the...


Pandemic risk poses major questions of commercial property market

25 Jun 2020

Demand for office space in skyscrapers plummets as crowded lifts consigned to the past.

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Please don’t Zoom me just because you’re bored

17 Jun 2020

We’ve all encountered them: the lengthy video meeting that appeared to have no purpose, or could have been condensed into...

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WFH: Six pillars of effective homeworking

12 Jun 2020

During the current pandemic crisis, business leaders handling the avalanche of government legislation have had another issue on their minds...

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Flexible working ‘nudge’ result in 30% uplift in job applications

29 May 2020

Recruiters that were prompted to consider flexible working when posting a job were 20% more likely to list flexible work...

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Lower earners more likely to work through lockdown

27 May 2020

People on lower incomes are more likely to be classified as key workers and continue to go to work during...

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One fifth plan redundancies this summer despite furlough scheme

18 May 2020

Coronavirus uncertainty has caused a significant downturn in hiring intentions, an increase in planned redundancies and the likelihood of paltry...

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National Work from Home Day: employers should consider long-term benefits

15 May 2020

On National Work from Home Day (15 May), organisations are being encouraged to use the ongoing lockdown restrictions to consider...

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Return to work: employers’ questions answered

14 May 2020

Can our office reopen yet? Do we have to provide staff with PPE? Many concerns about the return to work...

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How will your star teams perform now they’re working alone?

14 May 2020

Your star performers, or ‘superchickens’, work better together. So how can organisations build social cohesion when everyone is working virtually,...

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Wait over for detailed workplace guidance

12 May 2020

The government has now published its initial roadmap on how the UK will be able to emerge from coronavirus lockdown....

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Coronavirus: how Public Health England is keeping staff safe

7 May 2020

Minimising hot desking and adopting one-way systems in corridors among agency's in-house measures.

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Return to work: will hot desking go cold?

7 May 2020

Hot desking could well be discouraged as lockdown eases. But it goes hand-in-hand with flexible working. How can this be resolved?

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Will working from home remain a perk or become a right?

6 May 2020

Employees have had the right to request flexible working – including working from home – for some time now. Remote...

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Return-to-work guidance: seven workplaces reconceived

5 May 2020

Over the weekend, leaked versions emerged of draft guidance that sets out how workplaces might be able to safely operate...

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