What are the benefits of implementing flexible working in your business?

Flexible working – options, advantages, disadvantages and things to consider?

In this episode of the podcast I give an overview of and my thoughts on implementing flexible working arrangements in your business. Whether for individual employees or as a wholesale change to the way you work, could this be the future for your business? 

In this episode I will cover:

  • Examples of businesses who have already made changes for more employee flexibility.
  • Different types of arrangements that you could consider.
  • An overview of the legal right to request flexible working.
  • The advantages of being open minded about flexible working.
  • The disadvantages and potential issues that could arise.

Action Points

  1. Consider surveying employees or creating a poll to find out if flexible working would be of interest to staff.
  2. Think about the types of arrangements that may work for your business.
  3. Consider trialing the changes first.
  4. Seek advice if you are unsure what to do and how to implement.
  5. Don’t forget to take advantage of the publicity and promotion that could come with making changes to your business. If you are the first in your industry or you are trying something radical why not create a press release about it.

Useful Links

The right to request flexible working – The legal position – Episode 1 of the podcast

Article about the legal firm who have switched to a 4 day week

 

Please do leave any comments, ideas and best practice below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.

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