Twin-track approach to flexible working holds back businesses

Updated: Apr 6

READ Since 2003, when the Right to Request Flexible Working was introduced, I have seen a twin-track approach by employers. Some embrace it as an opportunity, a floor of rights on which to build an agile business; others are dragged unwillingly by the requirements of the law to consider the few requests they may receive. My piece for HR Director magazine tracked the history of these approaches, and hoped that the enforced lessons in flex working driven by lockdown will inform a more engaged approach as offices re-open.

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