Flexible doesn’t mean Less

There is still a misconception in many businesses that flexible working means part-time. But it doesn’t have to be a “one size fits all” policy, and isn’t restricted to one particular group of workers.

It can include remote or home working, compressed hours, job-sharing, or changes to start and finish times. The key factors which enable this are technology, and moving towards management of outputs rather than hours worked.

The CIPD have produced a guide which gives information on the benefits of flexible working, the legal position for organisations, and ideas on implementing flexible working practices.

Allowing employees to work flexibly improves their work-life balance. But it also benefits companies by increasing productivity, and reducing the need for expensive office space.


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