Flexible working

New Bill could give employees the right to flexible work post-pandemic

Today (30 June), Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, has proposed a new Bill to parliament that would give workers the right to flexible work.

Does your workplace need the right to disconnect?

One of the most common consequences of homeworking brought on by the pandemic has been the difficulty many are facing with creating a clear distinction between work and home life, which risks leading...

Business leaders convinced hybrid working will increase profits

Nearly three-fifths (59%) of UK business leaders believe that hybrid working makes companies more profitable.

Flexible commuter tickets could support shift to greener travel

New train tickets for commuters who will be flexible working post-pandemic are now available and may even support a shift towards greener commuting.

What you missed from the CIPD Festival of Work

Professor Brian Cox, safeguarding the NHS, hybrid work tips and lessons learned from mistakes in the pandemic - here are some of the key takeaways we gleaned from this week's CIPD Festival of Work.

Flexible working: what HR needs to know to make it work

When it comes to flexible working– do you update your existing flexible working policies to incorporate new ways of working or do you provide guidelines rather than rules?

Equality, diversity & inclusion lessons from the 2021 IES annual conference

HR magazine attended the Institute for Employment Studies’ annual conference this week (Thurs 10 June), which this year focussed on equality, diversity and inclusion.

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.

Hybrid workplaces risk creating a two-tier structure

There is a 50/50 split between UK employees offered full-time hybrid working options (48%) and those who haven't (52%), according to a LinkedIn poll run by HR magazine.

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.

Hybrid working to be used by biggest UK employers

Nearly all the 50 biggest UK employers have said they do not plan on bringing their staff back to the office full-time, according to new research by the BBC.

Short-time working model should be adopted for furlough scheme

Think tank Reform has called on the government to change the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) to include a short-time working model.