Flexible work

What to expect from the UK's four-day week trial

Starting this week and running until December, more than 60 UK companies with over 3,000 workers will participate in a six-month coordinated trial of the four-day working week as part of a global...

Cost of living could see remote workers stay on the move

The majority of anywhere workers, who travel while staying in full time employment, plan to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

Employers may need to pay presenteeism premium to lure workers to the office

Employers who want workers in the office more often may have to pay more to get them there.

Working from home – are your employees’ home offices fit for purpose?

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of my employer clients have opened new offices, from Sussex to Scotland and further afield in sunnier, overseas locations, such as France, Italy and New...

What makes an employee hide a pregnancy from their employer?

Everyone should be able to show up in life as their true authentic self both in their personal and professional life.

Flexible working leads to return on investment for frontline workers

Frontline employers in retail, care, construction, nursing and teaching sectors could see a return on investment (ROI) for flexible working within just three years.

Employees more optimistic of four-day week than employers

Nearly half (44%) of employees believe a four-day week will happen within the next five years compared to 37% of employers.

A four-day working week is great for some, but not for all

Iceland, Belgium, and now the UK. Four-day working week trials are becoming increasingly popular as we start to challenge the rigid five-day working week that we have embraced for decades. These...

Apple’s mandatory and phased return to office under scrutiny

Apple employees have been told they must return to the office – starting with at least one office day per week, rising to a minimum of three over the next few months.

Flexible work stigma still an obstacle in UK

Data released by Business in the Community (BITC), has revealed that even after two years of remote working, employees are still fearful of asking about flexible working when applying for a job.

Women drive sharp rise in temporary work

The number of temporary workers has shot up in the past two years as workers seek flexible working arrangements.

Hybrid working – the big HR challenge

We have all seen the recent surveys and it’s now very clear; post pandemic, a significant number of employees want to retain at least an element of homeworking. These last nine months or so have been...