Publications and commentary about the challenges and solutions around different ways of working, from flexible work to insecure contracts and the gig economy.
Research and discussion papers
Dismissal and re-engagement (fire and rehire)
Findings from a fact-finding exercise by Acas into the use and prevalence of fire and rehire practices.
8 June 2021
Ain't that typical? Everyday challenges for an atypical workforce
Insights into atypical work in the UK, its problems and how to encourage good practice.
Acas discussion paper, 1 July 2017
Flexibility in the workplace
Desk and field research looking at best practice in flexible work arrangements.
Independent research, 1 July 2017
Blogs and articles
The secret of smarter working: not just when and where, but how? – Acas on Work Wise UK
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews on the opportunities and challenges of smarter working.
Acas article, 10 May 2021
That old chestnut: learning to trust the homeworker
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews on fostering trust between managers and people working from home.
Acas blog, 18 September 2020
Introducing the virtual model workplace – Acas on Work Wise UK
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews sets out her 7 values for a 'virtual model workplace'.
Acas article, 11 May 2020
Can gig work be good work? Acas in Carnegie Trust report
Acas's Gill Dix looks at the gig economy in a Carnegie Trust essay collection.
Acas article, 17 January 2020
Let's talk flexible working
Acas adviser Simone Cheng on the importance of supporting a good work-life balance.
Acas blog, 1 October 2019
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