New guide co-authored by Timewise and Working Families for the Government’s Flexible Working Task Force.
Being able to offer a job on a flexible basis increases the talent pool, helps retain staff and saves on sickness absence. Start from the position that most jobs have some flexibility in them and use the flexible hiring guidance to think through how a role can be done flexibly from the start.
There is no one size fits all, but this Flex-fit™ toolkit can be used to identify the potential for flexibility in any role. It has been used successfully for almost 20 years in multiple industry sectors and for many different roles across many different business functions and seniority.
A flexible approach to work enables effective work, high engagement and diversity as well as reduced absenteeism and presenteeism. In some organisations this approach is already embedded for all – others may find it a significant cultural change.
An article examining a four stage model of culture change.
A description of various types of flexible work.