Tags: Home working

Missing out on office gossip is one reason 70% of employees would decline chance to work from home

Four employees out of ten in the UK say that they’d be able to do their work from home, but most say they’d miss the company of their colleagues. These are the findings of a British health and safety law consultancy after the right to request flexible working from your employer came into force a…

Do you trust your employees enough to let them work from home?

According to the Office for National Statistics, 13.9% of the workforce work from home, the highest level since records began, however many UK bosses still don’t trust their staff to work remotely. From an employers perspective – trusting your employees: Never make a decision straight away, always identify their reasons behind them wishing to work…

New flexible working rules an administrative burden on small businesses

With changes in the right to request flexible working coming into effect yesterday (30th June), national business group the Forum of Private Business is warning that the changes are an unwelcome addition to the ever increasing administrative burden for small business owners. Under the new changes, all employees providing they meet the minimum requirement of…

A third of employees who work flexibly feel resentment from colleagues

A third of employees feel there is stigma or resentment from work colleagues around flexible working, according to new research by Netmums and the Family and Childcare Trust. The research has been published to launch Family Friendly UK, a scheme by the Family and Childcare Trust that supports organisations to become more family friendly. The…

Will new flexible working rules come too late for the World Cup?

Fast-forward one month. England’s footballers have flourished in Brazil and several hours earlier booked a place at the World Cup semi-final. Time differences mean a pulsating quarter final match finished at 1.30am British Summertime. Now 10am, the office is distinctly quiet. According to specialist recruitment consultancy IntaPeople, the 2014 World Cup presents the perfect opportunity for…