Flexible Working Practices

The flexible working practices section discusses flexible working as a strategic tool organisations can use to improve performance and productivity. It outlines the different types of smart and flexible working, including part-time and compressed hours, as well as agile working.

Flexible Working Practices

The Government is reviewing flexible working policy over the next year. One focus is making it a day one right for people to request flexible working.

A right to request is one thing, though, but, under the legislation there are eight broad reasons why managers can turn down a request.

Of course, there may be many good reasons why flexible working is not granted, but the vagueness of the reasons outlined in the legislation allows those who believe flexible working is too difficult to manage or who are not confident about how to make it work to side step it.

Having flexible working policies is not enough to create a workplace where flexible working is accepted and normalised at all levels.

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Coronavirus: Flexible Working Practice


The workforce in the UK is changing. By 2020 1 in 3 workers will be over 50, and by 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 50.

workingwise.co.uk is a job and community site specially focused on older workers looking for flexibility and improved work-life balance, and the employers who recognise what they have to offer.

Click here to find out more

The Transition Out of Lockdown Toolkit is now available for HR professionals and business owners.

Taken from years’ of experience of best practice around long-term leave and flexible working, workingmums.co.uk has pulled together all the areas businesses need to think about now and going forward.

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