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    Hybrid working: getting it right

    At Acas we see the future of work framed by three challenges: the need to ‘reopen’ workplaces safely; the need to ‘rebuild’ the economy using sustainable business models that focus on job quality as well as quantity; and the need to ‘re-imagine’ work by reflecting on our changed values and the lessons the pandemic has taught us.

    By Adrian Wakeling, Acas on 08 September 2021

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    2021: Are we ready for hybrid working?

    Hybrid working is a popular new concept. But how are firms going to make it a success?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 June 2021

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    Deloitte gives its people choice of when and where they work

    UK financial services firm, Deloitte has told all 20,000 of its UK employees they will be able to choose when, where and how they work in the future once it is safe to do so.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 June 2021

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    Home workers must not be flexible working’s only winners, says TUC

    All workers should be given access to flexible working, not just home workers, the TUC has said, warning that the rise in home working could lead to inequalities.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 May 2021

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    Pandemic narrows gap in pay and opportunities for home workers

    Before 2020, people who worked mainly from home were usually female and were on average paid 6.8 per cent less than those who never worked from home, latest official figures show.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 April 2021

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    Mid-sized businesses shift towards more remote working

    Just 5 per cent of mid-sized businesses believe that full time office working will be most effective for their workers post-pandemic, according to a new survey.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 April 2021

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    Home workers back union’s calls for Right to Disconnect

    Prospect union is calling on government to include a new ‘Right to Disconnect’ policy in the forthcoming Employment Bill.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 April 2021

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    Home alone

    Many people feel the recent shift to home working has boosted their productivity and work-life balance, so it’s crucial employers consider the views of staff when deciding whether to offer remote working as a long-term option, says Phil Pinnington.

    By Phil Pinnington on 22 March 2021

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    New study to track home workers’ experiences

    Seven in ten (73 per cent) of us would prefer to work from home some of the time according to a new report on home workers’ experiences during lockdown.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 February 2021

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    Employees feel more disengaged during Pandemic, Aviva study finds

    Employees are becoming not just physically remote but increasingly emotionally remote too, according to a new report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 January 2021