In June the Office of National Statistics published data for home working
showing that 4.2m people currently are classed as home workers, which is nearly 14% of the workforce. In addition of that 4.2m, 2.7m use their home as a base to then go out from work other locations. Flexible Working is sometimes being used as an interchangeable term with Smarter Working – however is more entwined with your employees rights to request flexible working hours as-well-as some degree of home working.
A lot of businesses are branding their flexible working efforts as Smarter Working, where employees are being encouraged to work from different spaces – particularly prominent in the media and creative industries. One has to really consider that if you’re re-branding the name of an employee right to something slightly different, then are you really trying to blur the lines a bit! […]