How to manage: The move to remote working will change hiring practices

Recruiting for remote positions means employers have a far wider talent pool to choose from, but it also brings new responsibilities

Employers will now have to decide where a role will be carried out before beginning the recruitment process

The almost fevered initial reporting on the government’s National Remote Working Strategy, announced earlier this month, has given many people the impression that employees would have a legal right to work from home. In reality, that is not what is proposed.

What the government is proposing is that employees be given the right to request to work from home. Employers can choose to turn down that request. They must, however, explain their reasons for doing ...