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.


Why UK workers are too scared to ask for flexible hours

Digital Mums' #WorkThatWorks campaign calls on society to help stop flexible working being seen as a dirty word by businesses.


Flexi-phobia: why Brits are too scared to ask for flexible working

Fear factor means one in five employees dare not ask about flexible working options, despite their legal right to do so.

Business Technology

Unlocking workplace flexibility in SMEs

Adrian Hipkiss, vice president and managing director EMEA at ShoreTel talks technology and the role it can play improving flexible working for SMES whilst reducing concerns around productivity and output.


How are London businesses leading the way in smarter working?

Business leaders in the capital let their staff spend the most time working out of the office during an average week, research finds.


Flexible working is the path forward for small businesses

The stigma around flexible working has diminished: 65% now feel comfortable requesting to work from home and collaborative tools like instant messaging mean employees can connect wherever they are in the world.


The need for flexibility in the workplace in order for businesses to thrive

UK employees want to choose where they work so they can be more productive, have a better work life balance and avoid the commute.

Office & home working

Why flexible working doesn’t have to be a business no-no

Stephen Holt discusses how employers can support flexible working cost-effectively by rolling out a benefits package.

Employing & managing staff

Securing flexible working: How remote working can be the perfect fit

William Culbert, director of solutions engineering at Bomgar explains the importance of security for SMEs when implementing remote working practices.


Should UK businesses be embracing flexible working?

With rail disruptions set to continue in to 2017, research shows that flexible working can help alleviate stress.

Employing & managing staff

Flexible working requests and how to handle them

Samantha Castle offers some advice on how to balance employee expectations and the needs of your business.


Half of commuters plan for flexible working increase in 2017

Half of commuters are looking to ‘work remotely in order to improve their travel schedule’, a new study reveals.

Employing & managing staff

Summer HR rules employers should consider

Alan Price discusses the issues to bear in mind for employers when the summer seasons comes around.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience