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.

Disabled jobseekers ‘still face barriers to public sector roles’

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has broken down numerous barriers that often stop disabled people finding work, there is still a...

Back, neck and shoulder pain behind high proportion of digital physio sessions

2 Dec 2020

Almost half (49%) of online physiotherapy sessions booked since the summer through an app operated by employee benefits provider Unum...

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Work from home advice could continue until Easter

24 Nov 2020

Employees are likely to be encouraged to remain working from home until at least Easter 2021, when it is hoped...

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How informal, ad-hoc learning can still happen remotely

20 Nov 2020

A common concern of remote working has been the impact it’s having on informal learning, the knowledge staff receive through...

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Economist proposes tax on home working

11 Nov 2020

Employers should pay an additional tax of 5% of a worker’s salary if they choose to let staff work from...

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Clinically vulnerable told to avoid workplace

4 Nov 2020

‘Clinically extremely vulnerable’ workers in England are being strongly advised by the government to avoid work outside their homes from...

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‘Stealth expats’: managing staff secretly working abroad

4 Nov 2020

Finding out that an employee has secretly been working from another country isn’t a new problem, but it has become...

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Why management styles have to adapt for remote working

3 Nov 2020

Widespread working from home is creating an imperative for teams to review and adopt different management styles. Paida Dube examines...

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The future is hybrid: so where will we work?

26 Oct 2020

Recent surveys suggest that most organisations will face at least some degree of hybrid home and office working for months...

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ReimagineHR: Expect a new employment deal post-Covid, says Gartner

16 Oct 2020

Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019.

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Home-working is here to stay, finds studies

5 Oct 2020

Two major surveys point to home-working becoming a long-term trend.

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Working from home increased after guidance U-turn

2 Oct 2020

The proportion of employees working from home exclusively has risen after the government revised its guidance around where people should...

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Sexual harassment in a pandemic: why staff are more vulnerable

2 Oct 2020

With fewer people in the office and the increased likelihood of lone working and online abuse, there is a heightened risk of sexual harassment.

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Plan to bring civil servants back to the office ‘a waste of time’

25 Sep 2020

The leader of a union representing senior civil servants has branded the government’s attempts at bringing staff back to Whitehall...

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the office…

23 Sep 2020

The Prime Minister dashed any hopes for a widespread return to the office when he once again advised employees to work from home where possible...

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