Hybrid working guidance for employers

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The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) has published new guidance to help employers consider the practicalities of introducing hybrid working practices

As the pandemic situation continues to change and public health restrictions begin to ease more organisations may be looking at bringing staff back to the workplace. This practical guide offers support to employers considering introducing a mix of home working or remote working and office based working through a hybrid approach. The guidance sets out the advantages and disadvantages for employers to take on board before introducing a hybrid working policy in their organisation.

Practicalities of hybrid working

This guidance also outlines the practicalities of introducing hybrid working including:

  • Legal implications of hybrid working
  • Insurance requirements
  • Data protection and confidentiality
  • Mileage and travel expenses
  • Health and safety
  • Staff wellbeing
  • Technology and equipment
  • Training and development for line managers
  • Performance management
  • Fairness and inclusion
  • Employee career development

Hybrid working policy

The guidance also includes a sample hybrid working policy template that employers can adapt and use for their organisation. There is also a frequently asked questions section that should help answer any queries employers may have when introducing hybrid working.

Access the LRA's practical guide to hybrid working.

First published: 8 October 2021