We are in the process of informing and consulting with our staff regarding a change to our hybrid working policy from April. At present the guidance is to work from the office one day each week, and the remainder from home. Our proposed change is to increase this to 2 days each week from April of this year, with a view to increasing this to 3 days from April 2025.
Most of our employees are contractually based from the office (ie their place of work), however we have some employees who are contractually based from home. We would like this group of employees to fall in line with this change to the hybrid policy also, for those who live within a reasonable commutable distance from the office.
My question is this - for this group of people who are based from home contractually, do we need to ask them to sign a variation to contract as acceptance of this change, or is issuing a new hybrid working policy companywide (with the changes laid out) sufficient.
Thanks for your help!