Changes ahead for flexible working?
This article first appeared in People Management on 7 March 2019.
As the government launches a drive to increase the uptake of flexible working, Paula Kathrens outlines workers’ rights to work flexibly and the benefits to employers of such arrangements.
The Flexible Working Task Force, a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities, launched a campaign this January to increase the uptake of flexible working. This coincided with a CIPD report, Megatrends: Flexible Working, which found that the use of flexible working arrangements had plateaued since 2010, even though since 2014 the statutory right to request flexible working was extended to all employees.
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