The Work Couch: Flexible Working
Welcome to The Work Couch, the podcast series where we explore how your business can navigate today's tricky people challenges and respond to key developments in the ever-evolving world of employment law.
Since the pandemic prompted a major shift in how, when and where people work, the ability to work flexibly is now a key driver for recruitment and retention. The Government has confirmed its intention to make the right to request flexible working a "day one" default right, while a growing number of businesses have trialled and opted to implement permanently a four-day working week - with no loss of pay.
But how can businesses make flexible working work for their unique needs? What are the factors to bear in mind from a legal and practical perspective? And what changes to the law can we expect to see?
- Various forms of flexible working;
- The current law on eligibility and employer obligations;
- Potential legal claims relating to how the employer handles a request;
- Addressing worker productivity concerns;
- Expected changes to the law on the right to request flexible working;
- Kelly and Victoria's personal experiences of working flexibly and the impact it has had on their careers;
- The global pilot scheme for businesses to introduce a four-day working week with no loss of pay for employees; and
- How to manage the risks of flexible working unintentionally excluding others.
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