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.


UNLEASH 2019: ‘Give remote workers freedom and trust’

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

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.

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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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How smartphones can land employers in the dock

13 Aug 2018

Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could...

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Why employers should address loneliness in the workplace

1 Aug 2017

With many employees feeling socially isolated at work, there are many ways employers can help prevent loneliness in the workplace,...

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How to find the balance between flexible working and “always on”

18 Jul 2017

Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure...

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Three in four firms have an employee wellbeing strategy

5 Jul 2017

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of UK companies say they now either have or are implementing a wellbeing strategy during 2017, research...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Legal and practical tips for employers on homeworking

10 May 2017

This month on 19 May it is “National work from home day”. So what should employers be aware of if...

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“HR professionals are still the people who tell you that you can’t do something”

7 Sep 2016

Stephen Bevan answers questions on evidence-based HR, perverse performance management and how technology is changing work.

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