Flexible working

Hybrid working to be used by biggest UK employers

Nearly all the 50 biggest UK employers have said they do not plan on bringing their staff back to the office full-time, according to new research by the BBC.

Flexible hour requests drop with rise in homeworking

The CIPD has urged employers to look beyond offering only remote work and instead develop a number of flexible working options.

Hybrid working plans hindered by poor tech

Just under two-fifths (39%) of UK workers still don't believe their company has the right tech set-up in place to support the hybrid workforce.

How to make hybrid working ‘work’

Like a flick of a light switch the world of work forever changed last year when employees were uprooted from their offices to remote working environments.

Is working from home as productive as it seems?

Employers are now more likely to say that homeworking has boosted productivity than they were in June 2020 according to a new report from the CIPD, yet remote work still proves controversial to some.

There will be no flexible working revolution without facing the hard questions on part-time work

Public attitudes towards part-time working are finally starting to change. More senior level part-time workers are getting visibility. So why aren’t things getting better for the UK’s 7.9 million...

How organisations can support the working parent shift

How best to support working parents has been uppermost in HR’s mind during the pandemic, as many have struggled to juggle jobs and home-schooling.

Implications of the landmark Uber judgment

A landmark judgment in the Supreme Court in February over Uber drivers’ employment status has far reaching consequences for employers.

Rethink organisational design to maximise benefits of hybrid work

As businesses become more comfortable with remote work settings and routines, both employees and organisations are recognising that many roles can be performed just as successfully, if not more so, in...

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COVID-19's impact on women in the workforce is yet to be fully realised

The full impact of COVID-19 on women's progress at work has not yet been realised, with huge consequences for gender equality.

Coronavirus has highlighted missing piece in flexible working jigsaw

Flexible working has rocketed to prominence since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. While the concept is not new and many people have been quietly working flexibly for decades, we are clearly...

Hybrid working could change employee rewards

Traditional employee reward structures, such as salary bands, could be a thing of the past due to hybrid working, according to accountancy firm PwC.