Flexible work

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Flexible employment
Flexible work arrangements
Flexitime
Labour market flexibility
Workplace flexibility
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Working from home, or living at work?

2021 marks the thirteenth annual Go Home on Time Day, an initiative of the Centre for Future Work focusing on overwork among Australians, including excessive overtime that is often unpaid. This year’s report considers whether home work will become the 'new normal' for many workers...
Presentation

Hybrid working: the story so far .. preview

In February 2021, WorkFLEX started interviewing senior business leaders from around Australia, to ask them what the likely post-pandemic work arrangements would be for their organisations. This presentation presents a preview of some of the trends that have already been identified.
Report

Second interim report: insecurity in publicly-funded jobs

This interim report looks at insecurity in publicly-funded jobs and is focussed primarily on those jobs where the Australian government—also referred to as the Commonwealth—is the funder, or primary funder.
Literature review

Future of work literature review: emerging trends and issues

This report synthesises the literature of the last decade, with a focus on literature emerging since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to identify issues that will affect working in the Australian Public Service (APS). It focuses on teleworking, but also examines activity-based working and...
Report

Working from home: research paper

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to large-scale and rapid changes in work practices, including a dramatic increase in the number of people working from home. This report considers how decisions about location of work will be made as firms and workers continue to learn how...
Working paper

Remote work wanted? Evidence from job postings during COVID-19

This paper evaluates the evolution of employment and job postings around the 'remotability' of work in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic up to the end of 2020.
Report

First interim report: on-demand platform work in Australia

The Senate Select Committee on Job Security was established to inquire into and report on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions. This first interim report focuses on gig work and gig workers.
Policy report

Blending the physical and virtual: a hybrid model for the future of work

The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. This paper argues that the European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.
Report

Navigating precarity in non-standard work

An estimated 30 percent of the Canadian workforce engages in non-standard employment in some form. This paper explores policy considerations as well as the current state of non-standard and precarious employment and antecedents that have rendered this a reality for many and a choice for...
Report

Distanced revolution: employee experiences of working from home during the pandemic

This report seeks to better understand employees’ experiences of working from home during the pandemic – the benefits, challenges and future opportunities.
Policy report

Uber and beyond: policy implications for the UK

Following the recent United Kingdom's Supreme Court judgement on Uber’s employment model and the global legal and regulatory pressures on the broader platform business model, this policy brief explores the implications of these developments for work and productivity in the UK economy.
Briefing paper

Developing social insurance schemes for informal and 'gig' workers

This briefing highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating economic and social insecurity for more than 2 billion people employed in the informal sector, and adding to global inequality. The author argues that a radical rethink of the nature of work and social insurance is...
Report

How frontline domestic and family violence workforce in Australia kept connected to their clients and each other through the pandemic

This report presents the findings of a nation-wide study of the experiences of frontline domestic and family violence (DFV) practitioners in Australia during the early months of COVID-19. The study explores the perceived impacts of the pandemic on clients, service adaptations and innovations, and the...
Report

A platform economy strategy for Canada: supporting place-based governance for a more resilient and inclusive post-COVID future of work

Advances in big data, algorithms and cloud computing over the past decade have contributed to the emergence and widespread use of digital platforms. Given this new reality, the authors of this report believe there are a number of reasons why the Canadian government should adopt...
Report

Victorians’ experiences of sexism and sexual harassment while working remotely due to the coronavirus

For the majority of 2020, coronavirus-related lockdowns forced the the majority of Victorians who were able to work, to do so from home. This report argues that understanding what sexism and sexual harassment looked like in this context is a critical first step in enabling...
Report

Good work for wellbeing in the coronavirus economy

The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted jobs and livelihoods, but it has also seen labour market interventions that were previously unimaginable and given rise to calls to build back a better labour market. This report sets out a number of definitions of ‘good work’, and...
Report

Beyond the gig economy: empowering the self-employed workforce

Self-employment has risen significantly over the past two decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragile nature of work for many people in the UK – and the self-employed workforce is no exception. This report brings to the fore some of the shared challenges faced...
Guide

Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: a practical guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework through which both private enterprises and public sector...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the Victorian on-demand workforce

At the heart of this inquiry are the issues of whether contracting or other arrangements are being used to avoid the application of workplace laws and other statutory obligations. The recommendations in this report are designed to address the uncertainty that exists about the status...
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.1

The Life during COVID-19 survey ran from May 1 to June 9 2020 and had 7,306 participants from around Australia. It was the first survey in the Families in Australia Survey series. The findings in this report are drawn from the first analyses of the...