Flexibility

Workplace relationships nose dive after a year of remote working

Workplace relationships have taken a huge hit during the COVID pandemic, given 22% of UK workers meet their partner or spouse at work.

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The employee trust contract has changed since February 2020

Along with all the extraordinary challenges COVID-19 presents, it is also redrawing the workplace in quite a positive way. We have seen a significant acceleration in workplace flexibility, with...

Roadmap out of lockdown: what HR can expect

It is over a year since the pandemic began and businesses are still looking to their people professionals for direction. However, this time it’s to steer them into whatever the ‘next normal’ phase of...

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.

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.

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.

Government must cut cost of job sharing, urge MPs

MPs and non-profit groups (NGOs) have called on the UK government to make job sharing a mainstream working practice.

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.