Commentary and insights

All items: Hybrid working

  • Hybrid working legal and practical issues: Your common questions answered

    Date:
    16 June 2022

    While many employers have now implemented a hybrid working model, challenges remain to ensure that hybrid working arrangements run smoothly. XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman answers some of the most common legal and practical questions that hybrid working organisations have been asking us.

  • Hybrid working and sickness absence management: Practical tips for employers

    Date:
    31 May 2022

    Employers that are operating under a hybrid working model must ensure that their sickness absence management procedures sit comfortably alongside their new working arrangements. We set out five steps that hybrid working organisations can take to ensure that sickness absence management continues to be effective.

  • Working remotely from abroad: The continuing impact of COVID-19

    Date:
    26 May 2022

    Many employers that have introduced hybrid working arrangements are finding that employees who have worked remotely from overseas want to continue to do so. Employers may therefore have additional considerations when formulating any hybrid and return-to-work policies.

  • Hybrid working: Six examples of reasonable adjustments for disabled workers

    Date:
    6 May 2022

    Employers that are operating under a hybrid working model must ensure that their working arrangements are inclusive, including making reasonable adjustments to the model for disabled workers. We set out six examples of potential reasonable adjustments for hybrid workers.

  • Flexible working and the hybrid model: What are the risks when managing homeworking requests?

    Date:
    29 March 2022

    The pandemic has generated a greater appetite among employees for remote and/or hybrid working patterns. Consultant editor Darren Newman explores how employers can strike a balance between advocating a physical return to the workplace and satisfying staff who are pushing to spend more time working from home.

  • Eight tips for making hybrid work meetings effective

    Date:
    22 March 2022

    Hybrid meetings, where some participants are present and others join remotely, are now a fact of life in many workplaces. What can you do to ensure that hybrid meetings are effective?

  • The future of the workplace: how HR is dealing with hybrid working challenges and reluctant returners

    Date:
    7 October 2021

    After 18 or more months of employees working at home, XpertHR research finds that the introduction of hybrid working is revealing challenges around collaboration, consistency, engagement, wellbeing and - in some cases - how to manage those who remain reluctant to return to the workplace, even on a hybrid basis.

  • Hybrid working trial periods: A guide for HR

    Date:
    2 September 2021

    It is good practice for employers to run a trial period before committing to the hybrid working model. A trial period gives them the chance to identify any issues and assess whether individual employees, roles or teams are suited to this new way of working. Stephen Simpson considers how employers can operate an effective hybrid working trial period.

  • Three key implications of remote working for sponsors of migrant workers

    Date:
    3 August 2021

    We discuss the key UK immigration considerations of remote working for sponsor licence holders, working through specific case studies.

  • Planning the future of your workplace: Six things for HR to consider

    Date:
    26 April 2021

    The scale and duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the enforced shift to home-based working has led many organisations to think about the future of the workplace and a move towards a hybrid or blended working model. Gemma Dale takes us through six areas for HR to consider as part of its planning process.

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Commentary and insights: HR and legal information and guidance relating to hybrid working.