Flexible working: it's not about red tape, it's about improving performance

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Flexible working: it's not about red tape, it's about improving performance

Thursday, 31st July 2014

I recently worked with a financial services organisation that supported its female staff with dedicated coaching before, during and after their maternity leave. Such investment is a far cry from the days when pregnant women were pretty much expected to leave (and not come back!). Change is inevitable and with it the need to adapt and survive.

Flexible working is undoubtedly an evolutionary leap in defining what a modern workforce represents – but I doubt the extension of flexible working which came in at the end of June came as welcome news for many organisations. I suspect that for many,… More >

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