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.

Office & home working

A day in the life of a flexible working IT manager

In this piece, we take a look at the average day of Chris Martin, CTO of Powwownow, for inspiration on how to maximise remote working.


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.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?