Flexible Working - A Way Forward

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flexible working training course

A one day training course designed to raise awareness of your understanding and responsibilities in relation to Flexible Working.

Flexible working can be a huge motivator, increasing productivity and loyalty. An increasing number of staff want more flexibility in the workplace – not only due to child, elderly or other caring responsibilities, but also due to staff preferring a healthier work/life balance.

There are a number of reasons why managers should consider moving away from more traditional patterns of work and offering flexibility in work patterns:

  • The increasing need to improve efficiency and contain costs.
  • The need to cover a working day that is increasingly outside the traditional 9-5 in line with the demands of customers.
  • The need to recruit and retain the highest quality staff by offering a flexible approach to work as a real employee benefit.

flexible working seminar londonEmployers have a statutory duty to consider such requests from parents and carers seriously and according to a set procedure. How are you managing flexible working? If you are a proactive employer and want to get ahead of the game this full day seminar is for you.

Seminar Content

  • Basic introduction to current Flexible Working rights and responsibilities and new coalition government proposed changes
  • Flexible working: working for all and working for business – using sector case studies and best practice to show case and learn from current best practice
  • Practical workshop session on improving Flexible Working policy and practice in your organisation

Benefits of attending this seminar include:

  • Opportunities and challenges of introducing Flexible Working for all and how to use flexibility as a business tool
  • Tailored solutions to get the best working arrangements. There is no one size fits all.
  • How to use Flexible Working to support your organisation in the current public sector fiscal climate?
  • Exploring best practice examples across a range of organisations and sectors to see how it is done already
  • Learning from the experience of inspiring leaders who have embraced flexibility as a business model

Delegates will get the opportunity to examine their own or others Flexible working policies and practices and design new approaches using what they have learnt from the seminar

Key elements of the seminar will include:

  • Managing remote or home workers and how to move towards measuring performance by results and outcomes and not by hours present in the workplace.
  • Using Flexible Working as a way of reducing costs and overheads and working more efficiently e.g., by remote working.
  • Current flexile working rights and responsibilities
  • New coalition government proposals on right to request for all
  • What’s happening already? Case studies and practice examples to share
  • Different arrangements work for different businesses
  • Key principles to make a success of Flexible Working
  • Step by step guide to introducing a flexible workplace
  • Flexible working quiz
  • Practical workshop on redesigning a Flexible Working policy
  • Signposting and sources of advice and guidance

Course Dates

We have no current plans to run this as an open course.

We can deliver this course in-house on your own business premises. Please contact us for more details




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