Editor's message: Hybrid working, which is sometimes referred to as "blended working", is a form of flexible working that allows employees to split their time between attending the workplace and working remotely (typically from home).
The hybrid working model provides employers with a valuable way to make their workforce more agile while also improving employees' work-life balance.
However, the model succeeds only if HR and line managers have the skills necessary to support and manage a workforce that is not all working in the same location at the same time. For instance, the employer needs to ensure that working arrangements do not favour employees who are in the workplace, and that employees who work remotely for the majority of their time are not overlooked for opportunities for development and progression.
Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor
HR and legal information and guidance relating to hybrid working.