Remote and flexible working is on the rise, giving employees
flexibility on where, when and the hours they work. It's traditionally been
associated with the needs of parents and carers, but increasingly organisations
are recognising the business benefits of a more flexible way of working.
In this session we discuss flexible working as a strategic
tool an organisation can use to improve performance and productivity. It
outlines the different types of flexible working arrangements available,
including part-time and compressed hours, mobile working and career breaks. It
looks at the potential benefits of flexible working, both direct and indirect.
Finally, it offers the legal perspective and some ideas on how flexible working
can be implemented, how common barriers can be overcome, and how HR can support
staff opting for more flexible working arrangements.
Flexible working arrangements can play a vital role in an
organisation's performance. It’s HR‘s remit to identify how flexible working
options can benefit both the organisation and individuals, as well as working
with the business, and in particular line managers, to put the options in
place. In particular, HR should consider the behavioural and attitudinal
barriers to flexible working and promote mutual trust in the flexible working
arrangements adopted, supported with appropriate people management systems and
Flexible working has become excessively associated with the
needs of parents and carers to the detriment of its positive role in enabling
employers to manage their business more effectively. While the statutory right
to request flexible working has been extended to all employees, for some years,
many employers have been proactively looking at opportunities to find win-win
solutions that recognise the needs of employees and the business, and the
direct and indirect benefits of flexible working provision.
The key content of this 90 minute managing remote workers training session:
By the end of this 90 minute managing remote workers training session your learners will be able to:
As all organisation are different our trainer will call you before the session to ensure that any specific issues you have are covered