Requests for home and hybrid working

Trial periods and other options

You could agree to try working from home or hybrid working for a short amount of time (a 'trial period')

This would allow you to see:

  • how it works
  • whether any adjustments need to be discussed
  • if there's more or less flexibility than originally expected

Before you begin a trial period, you should agree what might happen at the end of the trial period and how it will be reviewed.

Other options

You might not currently be able to support the same working from home or hybrid working arrangements for every role in your organisation.

You should discuss alternatives with employees and their representatives, for example:

  • working in other locations
  • different working patterns
  • other ways of flexible working

These alternatives could help to reduce feelings of unfairness.

You should regularly review things, as you may be able to support different arrangements in the future.

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