The last 18 months has seen a huge increase in the number of staff working from home.
For some, it has been a blessing; flexibility, no commute, no distractions. For others, it has been a headache: managing the employment relationship at a distance, monitoring productivity, learning how to use Zoom, and balancing working from home with working on the kids’ homework!
Whichever bracket you fall within, there is an increased expectation on the part of churches and Christian organisations, and those who work for them, to consider working from home as a viable option.
To help our clients struggling with this issue, we have produced a comprehensive Homeworking/Hybrid Working Policy. It covers a number of issues that need to be considered when permitting staff to work from home (or some other location), including:
- Data Protection issues, such as steps to reduce the risk of data breaches
- Confidentiality, such as the implications of smart speakers
- Health and Safety, such as the need for risk assessments and ensuring good mental and physical health for those working remotely
- Expenses, such as calculating travel expenses for those based at home
- Things to consider before agreeing homeworking.
If you would like to speak to our Employment Team about Homeworking, please contact us with your enquiry.
If you would like a copy of the policy, there are four options:
1) A copy can be purchased here
2) If you are signed up to our Employment Premium service, you will receive a complimentary copy in the next few days
3) Previous purchasers of our Employment Pack who sign up to the Premium service by Monday 27th September 2021 will also receive a complimentary copy as part of that service. If you have purchased our Employment Pack and would like to sign up to the Premium Service, please get in touch with us
4) Our updated Employment Pack, which includes the policy and a raft of other useful documents, can be purchased here