Remote working has increased by more than a third (37%) in the last three years
60% of HR directors believe giving employees greater autonomy over working practices, such as offering flexi-time, results in an increase in productivity
Employers in London are dramatically increasing opportunities for remote working, with 50% of firms expanding these opportunities in the last three years.
Published: 16 April 2015
Earlier this year the government opened up requests for flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous employment. Whereas previously the entitlement was confined to those with dependants, any employee can now make the request for any reason. Jacqueline Kendal in the Employment Group at Rosling King, takes a look at what’s happened in the last four months.
Published: 7 November 2014
Home working has been steadily increasing over the past decade, with the number of people working from home now reaching four million, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Published: 13 October 2014
From 1 October 2014, expectant fathers, or the partner of a pregnant woman, will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany their partner to up to two antenatal appointments. The new legislation is designed to achieve the Government’s aim of encouraging greater involvement from both parents from the earliest stages of pregnancy. Article from law firm Simons, Muirhead & Burton
Published: 23 September 2014
According to the Office for National Statistics, 13.9% of the workforce work from home, the highest level since records began, however many UK bosses still don't trust their staff to work remotely. By Dr Lynda Shaw
Published: 17 September 2014
As of last month every employee now has the right to request flexible working, This new Government legislation has made it clear - if it wasn’t already - that the way we work is changing. By Hayley Conick, Country Manager for Elance-oDesk.
Published: 29 July 2014
For too long, flexible working has been spoken of as something niche - required by the few – mainly women, needing to fit work with family - with requests granted in order to retain their talent. As an employee benefit and a retention tool, at best. By Karen Mattison MBE, the co-founder of Timewise.
Published: 8 July 2014
How will offices of the future differ to the traditional workplace, the blueprint of which was designed generations ago and is still widely prevalent? Asks Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive of the British Council of Offices (BCO).
Published: 9 May 2014
With flexible working arrangements becoming a part of everyday life in most businesses, Verity Sayers, Associate at Nabarro LLP, explores whether employers run the risk of creating a divided workforce and suggests steps to take to minimise legal risks.
Published: 20 April 2014
Findings from the 2013 Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards provide
Published: 13 February 2014