By Steve Gillies, Transformation Consultant, BT
Last week I wrote about the UK Government’s extension of the right to flexible working arrangements from those working in care or child care to every employee across the country. Over 20 million employees can now request one of several flexible working arrangements like job sharing, working from home or tailored hours.
This is a significant legislative change and employers are understandably concerned about how to respond. It’s not just the potential volume of requests that is worrying, but also how to arrive at the best outcome for all parties involved. How can employers ensure that responses are legitimate, consistent and equitable? Employers also have a lot to gain, so how do they make sure they can benefit from flexible working? [Read more...]