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.
Published: 1 September 2016
A recent survey by Vodafone[i] highlighted that 83 percent of global companies offering flexible working improved their productivity and 58 percent said it had boosted their reputation.
Published: 5 August 2016
The last 20 years has seen a dramatic growth in flexible working as employees and employers recognise that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages.
Published: 3 August 2016
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.
Published: 27 July 2016
It is well documented that the highest performing organisations foster a corporate culture based on trust and empowerment, enabling staff to get the job done in the best way possible.
Published: 20 July 2016
Flexible working proves to a popular employee incentive, with 35 percent of the public selecting it as their favourite perk.
Published: 4 May 2016
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.
Published: 20 April 2016
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.
Published: 23 March 2016
Three-quarters of companies worldwide have now introduced flexible working policies to enable employees to vary their hours and use the latest technologies to work from home or on the move.
Published: 9 February 2016
Flirting and gossip are two of the most common things people who work from home miss about office life, according to research.
Published: 25 November 2015