Remote working

Creativity or development? Hybrid work plans depend on aims

Speaking at the opening keynote on day 2 of the CIPD’s Festival of Work Carl Benedikt Frey, director of the Future of Work programme at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, argued that place is...

Employees forced back to work despite government guidance, says TUC

Nearly one in 10 UK employees have been forced back to the workplace despite government guidance to continue remote working until restrictions are reviewed on 21 June.

Case study: Hybrid working in a post-covid world

Following the outstanding success of homeworking during the COVID pandemic, social housing provider Stonewater has accelerated plans to shakeup working patterns and continue its shift to more digital...

Apple staff campaign against return to office

Employees at Apple have launched a campaign to contest CEO Time Cook’s plans to have everyone return to the office at least three days a week.

The big office reopen is a neurodiversity dilemma

If some of your team seem less than enthusiastic about returning to the workplace, there may be a very good reason why - their neurodiversity.

UK workers want to ban out-of-hours emails

Employees are calling for a ban on out-of-hours emails from bosses, citing that the coronavirus pandemic has already made work more stressful.

Businesses should beware false flexibility as lockdown eases

There is no doubt that the future of work should be flexible. However, it would be misguided to confuse the full-time remote working that we have seen over the past year with genuine flexible working.

How HR can shape the next normal?

The last year has been like no other for HR professionals – digesting and understanding new legislation, making workplaces COVID-19 safe, dealing with sensitive issues such as pay cuts – and in many...

Latest HR Lunchtime Debate on the roadmap out of lockdown is now available on demand

The coronavirus pandemic has made employers rethink the flexibility they offer employees and how they can utilise it to bring people back to work.

Flexible working: the solution isn’t new legislation it’s changing how we define it

The news agenda over the last few weeks has been busy for HR. The Queen’s speech at the opening of parliament focused on up-skilling the workforce and, just days before, the government founded its new...

Right to work checks have been left too late, according to employment trade body

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has written to home secretary Priti Patel to highlight major concerns about the date set for the start of physical Right to Work checks.

Coronavirus straining work relationships

Over half (54%) of workers have found it harder to build relationships with colleagues while working from home.