By Steve Gillies,Transformation Consultant, BT
This week, the UK Government has extended the right to request flexible working arrangements from those working in care or child care to every employee across the country.
Everyone, (well nearly everyone), thinks it’s a great idea. The benefit to unions, employment groups and modern-minded businesses is clear. It opens up the possibility of job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, flexitime, staggered hours and phased retirement. Forward thinking managers recognise that it can increase productivity and improve the general well-being of employees. [Read more...]