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Trust is a two-way street

Our recent research with IDC revealed that whilst flexible working directly impacts employee engagement, 29 percent of European line managers and HR professionals were neither proud of their workplace nor would recommend it, with only 37 percent agreeing that their company was an attractive employer. So where is the disconnect between the flexible feel-good factor and the managers and HR staff that are meant to wave the flag for their organisation?

Article by: | Published: 12 September 2016

The HRDirector Features

Making the legal profession more flexible

Flexible working remains a difficult conversation in the legal profession, as firms weigh up the freedom of employees' requests against the impact on billable hours. Agile working, as it is referred to in legal circles, is caught in this tension caused by the challenge of adapting current models and an understandable nervousness about how this will impact on fee generation.

Article by: | Published: 1 September 2016

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Is flexible working really all win win win?

The last 20 years has seen a dramatic growth in flexible working as employees and employers recognise that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages.

Article by: Richard Manby, MD of Bodet Ltd | Published: 3 August 2016

The HRDirector Features

How can benefits be used to engage flexible workers?

A recent report by Vodafone suggests that three-quarters of companies globally have now introduced some form of flexible working policy, and from those that have implemented the scheme, a huge majority (83 percent) have seen an increase in productivity as a direct result.

Article by: | Published: 27 July 2016

The HRDirector Features

Home workers risk back trouble

New findings from the BCA revealed that many Brits are opting for home-comforts over health, with just under a fifth (19%) of those working remotely on a laptop /desktop computer admitting to working from the sofa, and more than one in ten (11%) saying they work from their bed.

Article by: | Published: 20 April 2016

The HRDirector Features

Mobilising the mobile workforce

The UK already has a strong mobile workforce but it’s still growing. Many firms requiring proactive, self-managing employees to work remotely or between locations can enjoy a clear return on investment because of the increased productivity levels that this flexibility encourages.

Article by: | Published: 23 March 2016