Hybrid, Remote and Flexible Working: What’s the Difference? -
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Hybrid, Remote and Flexible Working: What’s the Difference?

Our new world of work includes hybrid working, remote working, and flexible working. Each term can be easily confused but each have some clear differences from an employment perspective. Here’s a quick guide to what’s what. 

Flexible Working

This is the name given to any type of working pattern which is different from the existing pattern. Arrangements might include:

  • Changing from full time work to part time work
  • Having different start or finish times
  • Working from a different location

We’ve put together some more guidance for employers on managing flexible working requests here.

Remote Working

Remote working is when someone works from home, or some other place of their choosing which is not a ‘workplace location’.

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Hybrid Working

Hybrid working is a type of flexible working, where an employee splits their time between the workplace and working remotely.

A hybrid team may all work in a hybrid way or be made up of some who work remotely and some who work in a workplace. It’s a different way to manage working life, and the move to hybrid working can pose some challenges. We’ve put together these tips to help with the planning and implementation of a hybrid working culture if your organisation is making the switch.

We hope that clears things up!

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