The HR Headmistress' blog

Flexible Furlough

17th June 2020

Late on Friday 12th June the Government published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The requirement for an employee to remain on furlough for three weeks is being removed from 1 July. This means that from 1st July...

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Flexible Working Request – Making a Decision

22nd April 2020

You should consider requests to work flexibly on the basis that you will approve them unless there is a justifiable and evidenced business reason for not doing so. The acceptable reasons for refusal are set out in Employments Rights legislation...

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Snowed Under – Getting to Work in Bad Weather

26th February 2020

We’ve had some horrible weather recently - storms, wind and floods - and now there’s snow on the way. Some employees may be affected by the bad weather and find it difficult to get to work. In these circumstances, it’s helpful...

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Should the UK Offer 24/7 Childcare for Working Parents?

7th August 2019

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been advising a small employer how to progress a situation with a long-term employee, Sonny, who had a baby about three years ago and is struggling badly. Sonny had a pre-existing mental impairment anyway,...

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Six Steps to Successful Flexible Working

5th December 2018

Not all job roles can be flexible. Some have to be in the office or the factory, or wherever the place of work is. But many can be.

What do employees want and how should they adapt?

Think of work as an activity, not a specific location and choose...

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