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What do new flexible working laws mean for bosses?

After the Flexible Working Bill passed through the final stages of the House of Lords, an employee engagement expert has called on employers to embrace better flexible working practices. Ifty Nasir, founder and CEO of equity management platform Vestd, explained that the new law would provide huge benefits for both employees and employers.

Contributor: Ifty Nasir - Vestd | Published: 30 July 2023

Finding the Balance with Hybrid Working

Businesses are still struggling to find the equilibrium with remote and hybrid working ensuring that productivity and efficiency levels are ... View Article

Contributor: Jonathan Sharp, CEO - Britannic | Published: 10 July 2023

The big ticket purchase now is technology

Research from the leading employee experience (EX) platform Applaud shows that 63% of businesses are prioritising tech purchases that enhance the employee experience for remote and hybrid workers, despite the harsh economic climate the UK is currently experiencing

Contributor: Ivan Harding, CEO and Co-Founder - Applaud | Published: 31 May 2023

Flexible jobs market booms despite hiring slowdown

New figures show that the flexible jobs market is booming - with a rise in the number of workers seeking flexible jobs, the number of companies adopting flexible working environments, and the number of flexible jobs being advertised. The data comes as the wider jobs market continues its downward turn.

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO - Flexa Careers | Published: 18 May 2023

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How to embrace a truly flexible workplace

Flexible workplace arrangements are a top priority for businesses and employees, but they are still proving a headache for many business leaders and HR professionals.  Flexible working is about giving employees power over their work schedules, and that can play out in many ways. One of the benefits of flexible working is increased job satisfaction as employees are able to balance their work and personal commitments more effectively. This can lead to a happier and more motivated workforce, which is likely to be more productive and engaged. Our Remote Working Report in late 2022 found that a large majority of employees are keen to retain some flexibility around work, with 88% of employees wanting to work more remotely.

Contributor: Ollie Russel - Employment Hero | Published: 5 May 2023

Employers are still trying to encourage hybrid workers back to the office

The average company has 39% of its employees working on a hybrid basis, and this rises to nearly half (47%) of employees among large companies. Just 14% of companies said they had no employees hybrid working. However, over half (54%) of employers said they are actively trying to encourage employees back to the office.

Contributor: Debra Clark, Head of Specialist Consulting - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 20 April 2023

Flex working is being embraced more readily by younger bosses

New data reveals that three quarters (73%) of Millennial business leaders believe flexible working has been proven to work – considerably higher than their Baby Boomer counterparts (34%). 

Contributor: Richard Prime, Sonovate | Published: 12 April 2023