Flexible benefits

A working parent’s lessons learned from COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, working parents were forced to completely readjust. Almost overnight, what had been considered 'home' evolved to encompass both 'office' and 'classroom'. 

Hybrid working not a panacea for inclusivity

A report out this week suggests that the adoption of hybrid working models would allow nearly 4 million people otherwise unable to work to join the UK workforce.

Employers encouraged to 'get tough' on employees refusing to re-enter the workplace

Workers have ignored Rishi Sunak's call to go back to offices and are continuing to work from home despite the lifting of government advice on July 19.

Flexible working causing divide between leaders and employees

The gap between employer and employee could widen post-pandemic as flexible working divides opinion in the workplace.

Hospitality sector offering more employee benefits

Over 93,000 EU workers have left the UK’s hospitality sector in the last year, and now the industry is offering better pay and more flexibility to attract more staff.

Four-day working week case study: Arken

Software service provider Arken has successfully moved to a four-day working week after finding staff were happier and just as productive working these hours throughout the pandemic.

More companies offering remote working positions, according to LinkedIn

Despite the end of lockdown restrictions on 19 July and the widespread return to the office in sight, remote job opportunities are still on the rise.

Changed your business model to hybrid working? Here’s what you need to know

Many organisations have transformed how they operate over the past 18 months. Flexible work schedules, remote team members and better digital literacy have led to more hybrid workplaces. To make sure...

Acas publishes new flexible working guidance

Acas has published new flexible working guidance ahead of 'Freedom Day' on 19 July when most COVID-19 restrictions will end in England.

Unequal flexi work options creating two-tier workforce

The difference in flexible working arrangements being offered to different regions across the UK risks fracturing the workforce, cautions the CIPD.

Job flexibility will drive workforce diversity

If businesses want to cultivate a culture of equality, they need to change their views on flexible working, says business psychologist Jess Hornsby.

New Bill could give employees the right to flexible work post-pandemic

Today (30 June), Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, has proposed a new Bill to parliament that would give workers the right to flexible work.