Flexible work

Hot seat: Your work-from-home policy must address the drawbacks

Flexible, remote and hybrid working has been high on the agenda for most companies. Closing central city offices enables a cost saving as well as allowing for a much more agile workforce, which...

Is three the magic number for in-office working?

Google, Meta, HSBC and Amazon have all made headlines over the summer for mandating workers return to the office for at least three days a week, but what evidence is there to support three days as the...

Making the right call on hybrid work

When hybrid working is done wrong, there are consequences: business suffers, and people leave.

International study on hybrid working seeks HR input

A new three-year investigation into the impact of hybrid working has been launched by employee experience analyst Leesman.

Legal ease: Put in the hours for the part-timers

Part-time working is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. The pandemic-induced lockdowns forced many employers to reconsider working patterns, leading managers to be more willing to...

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Flexible work gives working parents confidence to progress

Working parents’ confidence in their ability to progress has grown thanks to the spread of flexible work, according to new research.

Pandemic changed managers' mind on part-time workers

Managers are more open to the benefits of part-time workers after trialling bringing furloughed workers back part-time during the pandemic.

UK women call for flexibility due to fear of commuting in the dark

A majority (88%) of women have said companies should offer better flexible working options so they can commute in daylight during the winter, according to a new survey by Remote.

Surge in over-60s candidates as cost of living bites

The number of over-60s registering as job candidates has surged, according to data from recruiter Randstad UK.

Gender diversity leaps at Zurich after all vacancies made part-time

Zurich UK has seen a fivefold increase in the number of female part-time hires since it started offering all roles on a part-time or flexible basis in 2019.

Employers warned to mind the gender gap in hybrid work

Hybrid work has had a positive impact on the workforce, yet its sustainability will be down to employers’ awareness of the risks it brings.

Ford bolsters job shares with matchmaking app

Ford Motor Company has launched a matchmaking tool to help employees find potential partners for job shares.