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Flexible Working

How to Implement Flexibility in the Workplace to Improve Employee and Business Performance

Use this practical guide to develop flexible working policies and practices that drive employee engagement, improve talent acquisition and retention, reduce workplace stress and boost business performance.
EAN: 9781789665895
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
288 pages

About the book

Flexible working is now a key concern for many employees. It spans genders, ages and family circumstances, with 37% of millennials declining a job offer if working flexibly isn't an option and 78% of employees over 50 wanting more flexible hours.

Flexible Working is a practical guide for HR practitioners showing how to develop an effective flexible working strategy to meet the needs of employees and the needs of the business. This book explains how to develop effective flexibility policies and processes as well as how to communicate and train line managers on these practices. It also includes advice on how to overcome barriers to flexible working, dispels common myths and offers guidance on the different forms of flexible working available to organizations.

Flexible Working shows that working practices outside the standard 9-5, five-days-a-week in the office can benefit a company. It drives employee engagement and performance, reduces costs and workplace stress and improves talent acquisition from a more diverse talent pool. It also explains how a proactive flexible working strategy can have sustainability benefits and reduce a company's carbon footprint. Including case studies from organizations such as Zurich Insurance, and supported by rigorous analysis of flexible working data, this is essential reading for all HR professionals.

About the authors

Gemma Dale

Gemma Dale is a Senior HR professional, conference speaker, writer and coach with over 20 years' experience. She is currently the Policy and Engagement Manager at the University of Manchester and co-founder of The Work Consultancy where she helps business develop their people policies. She us a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and author of the award-winning HR blog, People Stuff.

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