Homeworking - What You Need to Consider

Homeworking - What You Need to Consider

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Course Overview

For people who are self-motivated, comfortable spending long-periods of time by themselves and who can separate their work and home lives, homeworking can be an ideal option and it is no surprise that it is on the rise in the UK, particularly amongst women.

Allowing employees to work from home can also be an attractive prospect for some businesses; a wider geographical spread of staff and associated cost savings are just two reasons why employers are actively encouraging homeworking in certain sectors.

During this session Paul Roy of Law Hound will discuss some of the practical aspects involved in working from home including:

·         Whether the job and the person are suitable for homeworking – does the role require team working

·         Equipment – installation in the home, cost, maintenance

·         Access to data / information

·         Health and safety

·         Managing the employee – does the individual require face-to-face supervision, how will performance be measured, will this be consistent with office-based staff

·         Formalising homeworking

Regardless of whether employees wish to work from home on an occasional or regular basis, it is crucial that your business has a work from home policy in place first. Aimed at managers and business owners, this webinar will offer guidance on what you need to consider and include when drafting your own firm’s homeworking policy.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Understand the pros and cons of working from home for employers and employees
  • • Be able to determine whether the role / individual is suitable for homeworking
  • • Appreciate the importance of having a homeworking policy
  • • Feel confident creating a homeworking policy for your firm

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for managers, partners, HR and practice managers


About Instructor - Paul Roy

Paul started his career in finance working in the finance department of a number of large organisations in the North.

Whilst he enjoyed working with facts and figures Paul became increasingly interested in managing people. Working in a smaller organisation he became the person that others turned to manage people within the business which ultimately led to a new role in training. Paul has worked with universities on their MBA and post grad courses, CPD and in-house HR programme. Paul holds accounting, HR and Management qualifications and trains in risk management and compliance in these areas.

Paul now uses his skills as a trainer developing and delivering training in both HR and financial management.  

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Discussion Questions
    1 Page