Flexible working: floodgates of doom or fountain of opportunity?

By Alison Garrow

All employees can ask for flexible working from 30 June. Billed in the media as a sea change in working culture, you will have asked yourself about the impact this will have on your business and the changes you will need to make. Here are our top three tips for avoiding the doom and riding the wave as smoothly as possible:

Determine the business strategy — will you welcome requests or will they have a negative impact on business?
Offering and embracing flexible working can have a positive impact on business and can be used by your business as a tool for attracting and retaining good people. Generation Y and millennials tend to value a work/life balance more and having a creative approach to offering flexible working will allow you to stand out as a future ‘employer of choice’. 

Conversely, you may assess your business and feel that offering diverse and flexible working patterns will disrupt it and have a detrimental effect on the service you can provide…

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