Home Working

As a result of Coronavirus, the government has today said that as many people as possible should try to work from home, where possible and practical to do so. For some people that’s business as normal, but for others they’ve never had the opportunity or ability to work from home. So how do you work […]

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Handling a Flexible Working Request

The legal bit Most employees with more than 26 weeks service have the legal right to request flexible working. However, they can only make one request in any rolling 12-month period. It is best practice for a business to have a flexible working policy and a flexible working application form. Employers legally have three months […]

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What is flexible working?

The term ‘flexible working’ means lots of different things depending on who you are speaking to. To some it is the ability to work part-time, to others the ability to work from home and to others the ability to work shifts or on a zero hours basis. The right to request flexible working has been […]

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Family Friendly Policies

A full set of policies around maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay need to be developed so that employees feel valued and their skills are not lost from the business, but so that they business is able to function effectively with short and long term absences as a result of the prospective and actual […]

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Flexible Working

 Within your business, you are obliged to take eligible employees’ requests for flexible working arrangements seriously. It is your right as an employer to determine whether a flexible working request will be detrimental to delivering your business services / products to your clients and you are able to reject requests for flexible working as long […]

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BNI – 60 Seconds – 14th December

Christmas coming, are you listeningHere’s a warning, snow is glisteningA beautiful sightOffice party tonightWorking in a winter wonderland Annual leave is a comingShort staffed is a loomingWith holidaysand winter coldsWorking in a winter wonderland If you plan ahead for the closedownEnable staff to work from homeThey’ll say: Can we have the day offWe’ll say: no […]

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Things to consider when employees work from home

There are several reasons why an employee may be working from home, but in this article, we ignore the reasons behind home workers and focus on things an employer must consider to ensure legal compliance and business effectiveness of the arrangements. A home worker must have a workspace which is fit for purpose. Whether the […]

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