Linklaters has changed its formal flexible working policy.
Law firm Linklaters is allowing any employee to request a formal flexible working arrangement from day one.
The change in its flexible working policy means it is aligned with the firm’s agile working policy. Those who apply for flexible working will not be asked to explain the reasons for their request.
Nick Porter, partner and Chair of London People Committee at Linklaters, said: “We believe that agile working is for everyone and that the right to request formal flexible working should be open to all. Looking at how it can work rather than why ensures we continue the journey of shifting mindsets about working flexibly and the reasons for doing so.
“While we are pleased with the direction of our flexible working offering in the UK, we recognise the needs of our people are continuously evolving and so as a business, we will commit to regularly checking in and ensuring that what we have in place still works. There isn’t a one size fits all model and people across our offices are finding the right flexibility for their roles and life. More importantly, we know that helping people to reach their life and work goals makes them happier, healthier and more motivated.”
In addition to updating the UK flexible working policies, Linklaters also launched an agile working toolkit earlier this year. The toolkit includes stories of agile working experiences, such as partners working part time and remote working examples, highlighting the benefits and logistics of their arrangement. It also includes a range of tools and technology tips to help people make it work.