Working Hours & Flexible Working

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Flexible Working: Retaining your best staff post-pandemic

If you’re not offering flexible working, you may lose your best staff.  It’s estimated that a third of employees may quit their jobs if flexible working is not made permanent after the pandemic.  Have you considered the benefits of offering flexible working? This article explores these benefits and also looks at how not offering flexible …

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Relaxing COVID restrictions: How to deal with employee challenges

With the Government now announcing a move to Step 4 of the Road Map on the 19th July 2021 and a relaxation on the restrictions, how can employers manage potential challenges and conflict in the workplace? Step 4 of the Government’s Road Map includes an easing of restrictions, such as social distancing, the wearing of …

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Hybrid working: a new blended way of working

Research indicates that after the pandemic a lot of workers will want to continue to work from home at least some of the time, presenting new opportunities for organisations to establish new ways of working. In addition to this, we have heard about how some high profile companies, including BP, have told office-based staff that …

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Staying productive and sane whilst working from home

The whole world has had to pivot to working from home – or working remotely, and unless you were already used to it, for some working from home has been a dream – but for others it has been a nightmare. When we think about being productive and remaining sane, this should also include keeping …

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How to handle flexible working requests

With the school summer holiday nearly over and lots of children starting a new school, employers may find an increase in flexible working requests. These might be new requests or requests to vary existing arrangements. So how should you handle them? And do you have to agree to them? What is flexible working? Flexible working …

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