Remote working is one of several options for more flexible working, alongside others such as compressed hours, job sharing and term time working.
Remote working allows an employee to carry out their duties from home rather than their workplace. Remote working can be:
- Occasional (the employer agrees that the employee will spend most of their time within the workplace but may work remotely from time to time).
- Contractual (the employee works remotely on a regular basis and the employer/manager has agreed this). For example, an employee is office- based 3 days per week and works remotely the other 2 days per week.
Our Model Policy will be of interest If your organisation is considering introducing remote working arrangements or reviewing its existing approach.
The Model Policy addresses practical matters such as defining the remote working arrangements, performance management, health and safety and technical support.