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Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home.
Flexible working rules are different in Northern Ireland.
All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers.
This is known as ‘making a statutory application’.
What employers must do
Employers must deal with requests in a ‘reasonable manner’.
Flexibility to better meet family and personal needs
Reduced commuting time and gas expenses
Have more control over your time schedule and working environment
Can work during the hours that fit your energy cycles best
Boosts employee morale
Reduces tardiness and absenteeism
Reduces employee turnover
Enhances company image as a family-friendly place to work
Employers Gain Commitment
With flexible work schedules, employers experience benefits as well. Giving up some control of work schedules gives increased employee morale, engagement, and commitment to the organisation. The option also reduces employee turnover, absenteeism, and tardiness by allowing workers to flex hours around home and family obligations. The flow of projects and work may increase as employees are able to work when they accomplish most, feel freshest, and enjoy working.
Employer Business Improvements
Offering flexible work schedules will increase your ability to recruit outstanding employees. You will develop an image as an employer of choice with family-friendly flexible work schedules. Providing options can extend your hours of operation which is especially important for departments such as customer service.
Cloud technology allows workers to touch documents outside the office environment. In some businesses, this allows the company to expand its area of service to other time zones or even globally. Using remote worker options, the business can hire workers from areas where hourly wages are lower and reduce their compensation overhead. However, care must be taken that the drive to lower wages does not harm the quality product of the service you provide.
Overhead costs may drop when you employ remote workers. You will reduce the square footage requirements of office space and the cost of desks, chairs, computers, and other necessary equipment
At VERCIDA.com we are supporting employees and employers by promoting our client’s home and flexible working inclusive features.
“We spend more time at work than anywhere else. We want everyone to feel included and bring their whole self to work without reservation”