Flexibility

12 months of 2021: July

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Flexible Working Taskforce releases hybrid work guidelines

The Flexible Working Taskforce has today (3 December) published new guidelines to help employers use fair and sustainable hybrid working practices.

Black Friday sales must not come at a price to employees

Black Friday represents one of the most hotly anticipated shopping opportunities of the year, for both retailers looking to boost sales and for consumers ready to bag a bargain. But this comes at a...

How valuable are sabbaticals?

The current talent shortage means boards, management and HR departments need to come up with new policies, benefits and employment packages that are relevant for the post-COVID era – particularly for...

How can HR support employees’ right to switch off?

The pandemic blurred the lines between work and personal life like never before. Overnight our homes became our offices and switching off at the end of the working day became increasingly difficult.

'I don't know how I'm surviving': vast majority of job ads still don't mention flexibility

Nearly three-quarters of UK job vacancies do not mention flexible working despite a huge shift in working styles post-pandemic.

What you may have missed from day one at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. 

HR will need to create a balanced hybrid plan to make sure disabled employees don't miss out

HR has a once in a generation opportunity to redefine the way people work, according to Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum (BDF).

Companies called to report flexible and hybrid working policies

Non-for-profit organisation the Work Foundation at Lancaster University has called on government to introduce mandatory flexible and hybrid working reporting.

Rethinking the employer/employee relationship post-furlough

Welcome back, strangers. Much has been made of the risk to employees from the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). But in addition to potential redundancies, the end of furlough also...

Employers can reduce poverty by offering flexible work

Flexible work for parents can be a key factor in lifting children out of poverty, a report on poverty in Scotland by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found.

How can HR reintegrate staff post-furlough?

An estimated one million people were still on furlough as the scheme ended today (1 October).