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.


Look beyond absence rates to understand true state of staff health

Falling sickness absence rates may seem like good news, but they could mean serious health and wellbeing issues are going undetected.

Ministers consider applying remote working lessons to public services

28 Apr 2021

Boris Johnson has told ministers to use remote working lessons to investigate what savings could be made in the civil service and public services.

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White Paper: How to overcome home working isolation

21 Apr 2021

PROMOTED | The Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to a mass experiment in home working, with evidence suggesting it is a trend which is here to stay...

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Employees less worried about hybrid working than leaders

21 Apr 2021

Almost four in 10 business leaders are worried about lack of management oversight as organisations move to hybrid working, compared with just 7% of employees.

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ONS: Homeworkers did longer hours but took fewer sick days in 2020

19 Apr 2021

Homeworkers did more overtime and worked more hours during 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Employees look to avoid snooping employers

15 Apr 2021

About a quarter of UK employers (24%) said they would leave their job if they felt their privacy was being invaded.

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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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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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HR franchise drives roll-out of domestic abuse policy

29 Mar 2021

A businesswoman who was forced to take leave to attend a court case against her abusive partner is calling for more employers to introduce domestic abuse policies.

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Call centre denies webcam monitoring claims

29 Mar 2021

A major call centre company has refuted claims that specialist webcams will be fitted to check up on employees while...

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Hybrid-working to be the future for Nationwide staff

25 Mar 2021

Nationwide is to allow 13,000 of its 18,000 employees to decide where they work.

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Business leaders rethink office space reduction plans

24 Mar 2021

Organisations appear to be scrapping, or rethinking, their plans to cut their use of office space post-pandemic, according to KPMG.

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Maintaining momentum in your remote working wellbeing strategy

12 Mar 2021

PROMOTED | Download our white paper in association with BHSF Connect to find out what an effective wellbeing strategy for remote workers should contain.

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BP office staff to spend 40% of week working from home

9 Mar 2021

BP has announced a new hybrid working model for when lockdown restrictions are lifted.

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Equality minister calls for flexible working to be ‘normalised’

5 Mar 2021

Liz Truss urges employers to boost flexible working as research finds significant uplift in applications for roles that advertise it.

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