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Flexible Working

The Flexible Working archive. Articles and guides regarding flexible work arrangements such as working from home, hybrid work patterns, and changing hours of work. Also includes updates on legislation and codes of practice around this topic.

News

Employees to be given flexible working rights from first day

The new legislation gives employees the right to ask for flexible working from day one and shortens the employer's response time

Employing & managing staff

Flexible working from day one – what it means for SMEs

The Government is pressing ahead with a consultation to give everyone the right to request flexible working from the first day in a job

Business management

Four-day week – how it could boost your small business

As the debate heats up again, we explore the good and bad in the 4-day working week – and chat to businesses who have trialled it themselves

Productivity Zone

Working from home – How to manage your time and increase productivity

E-commerce expert Simon Horton shares his tips for successful time management when working at home, something that many of us may find us doing for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak.

Business Technology

How to enable mobile working in the modern workplace

Ninety per cent of highly engaged staff – those who make your business profitable – want to choose where they work. Which means providing laptops so they can work remotely

Office & home working

Top tips for finding your first office space

Here, we look at the perks of serviced offices, often seen as a flexible option for young businesses.

Productivity Zone

Flex space: why your office is the key to boosting productivity

The concept of flexible working can be traced back to the 1960s – and one of its pioneers should surprise you. Businesses shouldn’t be afraid to flex, says Tom Carroll

Office & home working

The small business office in 2050

Here, Neil Atkinson explores the prospect of working practices changing beyond recognition over the next few decades.

Office & home working

Small Business Q&A with Sanj Mahal, CEO and Founder of AndCo

There's now another option for freelancers when working away from home. Here, we talk to AndCo's founder and try out the platform ourselves.

Employing & managing staff

Managing shift work: How a business should address its staffing needs

There are many complexities associated with managing a shift-based workforce, which can cripple a business if not managed well. Christian Brøndum of Planday discusses how your business can address them effectively.

Business Technology

How the right technology can transform your business

Technology can be a major help in improving staff wellbeing and boosting your business. Chris Costello of Sync explains which tech you can use to move things forward.

News

Flexible hours appeals to the nation’s workers

Research by direct selling company Vorwerk shows that one in ten UK employees would be willing to leave their current careers if flexible working was offered elsewhere.

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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