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

The top six benefits of running a business from home

Here are the results of a recent survey asking small company owners what they value most about working from home.


Tradespeople put happiness down to the flexibility of mobile working

More than 90 per cent of tradespeople are happy in their jobs, with the majority putting it down to the flexibility of mobile working, research finds.

Employing & managing staff

Small business employers neglecting remote working for their staff

Workplace flexibility and remote working is being held back by a lack of mobile technology provided by employers, research finds.

Office & home working

Maintaining motivation and brand ethos, 100 miles from the office

Michael Hammond explains how he manages communication in his company when on the move.

Employing & managing staff

Flexible working not being offered by employers

Just a quarter of the UK's workforce has been given the option to work flexibly, research finds.

Office & home working

How to create the best conditions for efficient home working

Getting a consistent schedule going can make all the difference for the people who try home working.


Three quarters of companies worldwide have introduced flexible working policies

Employees have been empowered to vary their hours and work from home or on the move.


Homeworkers miss the buzz of the office

Flirting and gossip are two of the most common things people working from home miss about the office. 

Employing & managing staff

An employee is struggling with childcare

I have an employee who is struggling with childcare, but cannot afford to reduce her hours. Am I legally obliged to help with childcare costs or is there something else I can do to ease the situation?

Office & home working

How to adopt telecommuting in your company 

Here, we look at the upside and the downside of telecommuting and how to make it work for you.

Work life balance

Family friendly working: It’s now or never

Rebecca Bridges discusses the modern requirement to allow more flexible working arrangements for employees looking to have a family.


Holidaymaking business owners struggle to switch off from work

More than three quarters of owner-managers admit to responding to work email while away on holiday, finds research.

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