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
Beyond hybrid: the current state of flexible working
Analysis of Acas helpline calls, looking at the current perspectives and challenges people face at work around flexible working.
Acas discussion paper, 7 October 2021
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
Creating sustainable hybrid working environments for disabled workers – Lancaster University website
Acas Senior Policy Adviser Simone Cheng discusses why hybrid working practices need to be accessible and sustainable in the long term.
1 September 2023
The complex challenges of insecure work – Work Foundation website
Acas Senior Policy Advisers, Simone Cheng and David Taylor, explore the challenges faced by people who experience insecure work.
19 August 2022
Flexible working: a dream or a reality?
Acas Policy Adviser Simone Cheng talks about 3 ways employers can make flexible working open to everyone.
Acas blog, 7 October 2021
Hybrid working: a passing fad or here to stay?
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews discusses the expected growth in hybrid working when people return to work after the pandemic.
Acas blog, 15 July 2021
The secret of smarter working: not just when and where, but how? – Work Wise UK website
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews on the opportunities and challenges of smarter working.
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
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