Acas have published its new guidance on hybrid working this summer. Hybrid working, where staff can work flexibly between their workplace and a chosen remote location, such as their home, is becoming an increasingly popular option for organisations, considering over 50% of employers who answered Acas’ survey said they anticipated more employees would be requesting flexible working.
The guidance aims to help employers decide if hybrid working is a suitable option for their workforce. To ensure hybrid working policies are fairly introduced, the guidance provides advice for employers, including:
- Consulting with staff on practicalities to be considered before hybrid working is introduced
- Supporting and managing staff whilst they are hybrid working
- Treating all hybrid workers fairly
- Creating a hybrid working policy
- Dealing with staff requests on hybrid working
The guidance sets out a number of factors for employers to consider when reviewing hybrid working for their organisation, such as technological issues, health and safety, data privacy and protection, cybersecurity and remote team communications.
For more information, please review the guidance on the Acas website: https://www.acas.org.uk/hybrid-working