From 30 June all employees will have the statutory right to request flexible working.
Flexible working is not just about your staff working part-time. It can include a variety of arrangements including job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, flexitime and annualised hours.
As an employer you don’t have to say yes, but must give the request reasonable consideration.
Flexible working is great for helping individuals find a better balance between work and other commitments outside work.
And it makes business sense too. The management team at Healix, a healthcare company, have always been keen to accommodate requests for flexible working arrangements rather than risk losing valuable employees or see employees missing out on key activities in their life.
“Flexible working means we have a very committed workforce. We benefit from low staff turnover, people feel refreshed and able to avoid unnecessary stress”.