Flexible working

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    More control over tasks lowers risk of heart disease in workers, finds study

    Employees with bosses who micromanage them are at greater risk of heart attack than those given more flexibility and control over tasks, a new study has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 November 2023

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    Cost of living fuels work from home boom

    Over a third of employers have seen an increase in staff working from home compared with 2022, an Acas survey has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 September 2023

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    Home and hybrid working post-pandemic: getting it right

    The growth in home working can potentially boost worker wellbeing through steps like the removal of the daily commute, but employers need to ensure it doesn’t result in unwanted problems, like a failure to spot the signs of stress in their remote teams.

    By Clare Forshaw, Park Health & Safety on 26 September 2022

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    Successful hybrid and flexible working: the right culture is key

    With the explosion in home working and dispersed workforces operating without a fixed workplace, it is more important than ever to support the mental wellbeing, engagement and performance of staff.

    By Chris Preston, The Culture Builders on 29 July 2022

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    Four-day week could boost employee mental wellbeing

    Thirty businesses have recently announced their participation in the UK’s biggest ever four-day week pilot, trialling a 32-hour, four-day working week with no loss in pay from June this year.

    By Grace Robinson, 4 Day Week Campaign on 12 April 2022

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    Flexible working can boost people’s wellbeing

    Nearly two years on from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic it’s fair to say that for some employees, working practices are remarkably different to anything they’ve experienced before.

    By Claire McCartney is Senior policy adviser at CIPD on 15 February 2022