Thinking about offering flexible working policies for your staff, but not quite sure how to get started?

If August is a quiet month for you, it might be a good time to spend reflecting on your working patterns and practices, and how to make them work harder for the business. Flexible working can be a really efficient way of doing business for your company. Giving your employees more freedom about where and how they work can directly lead to reduced absenteeism, increased productivity and greatly enhanced employee engagement and loyalty. The facts bear it out; a study by Regus found that 70% of managers saw an increase…

Should you let Your Staff Work From Home?

  According to recent research by ILM, more than half of workers feel trapped by the rigid structure of their workplace. A whopping 74% said that they wanted more freedom and flexibility, so it’s not really surprising that homeworking is a trend that a ton of savvy employers are considering. Homeworking provisions vary between businesses, but the overarching principle is that you let your staff carry out their tasks from the comfort of their own space. They might do this once or twice a week, or it might be a…