Flexible working practices
‘Flexible working’ describes a type of working arrangement which gives a degree of flexibility on how long, where, when and at what times employees work.
This might include allowing employees to choose compressed hours, make use of flexitime, job-sharing, or many other ways of working that fall outside of a fixed schedule.
We know flexible working can benefit your employees’ mental wellbeing, and it can have business benefits too. For example, you may be able to save on office space, or reduce your absence rates.
This guide from the CIPD explores the business case for flexible working, explains your legal obligations, and provides links to other CIPD resources about how to impliment flexible working in your organisation.