News and Events
Welcome to the News and Events section of our website. Here you can find out what the 9-2-3 team have been up to, and keep up to date with flexible working events.
9-2-3 explore the Gender Pay Gap
On Wednesday, 9-2-3’s Founder, Helen Wright was invited to speak as a panellist at ‘The Gender Pay Gap and Beyond’. The event was a brilliant, insightful look at the gender pay gap from all angles. It was hosted by Understanding Society, the largest longitudinal study of its kind, which provides crucial information for researchers and policymakers on the changes and stability of people's lives in the UK.
Helen attended alongside a host of inspiring speakers, from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The Fawcett Society and University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Discussions looked at: employer responses and behaviours to the gender pay; how can we encourage more flexible working? How can greater employer or sectoral ownership be encouraged? It was fantastic to be involved, and you can find out more here.
Coming soon… Helen also recorded a fantastic podcast with Fran Bennett (active member of Women’s Budget Group, and Senior Research and Teaching Fellow at Oxford University) and Sam Smethers (Director of the Fawcett Society). We’ll share the link once we have it!
7 November 2018
Flexibly Speaking: 9-2-3 launch their first podcast
As a business, how do you deal with flexible working requests? Are you worried about ‘opening the floodgates?’ We’ve been working alongside the employment law team at Knights PLC, to put together a podcast aimed at helping businesses navigate their way through all these issues. ‘Flexibly Speaking’ is the first in a series of podcasts exploring flexible working from all angles. The first episode provides guidance, support and practical tips on ways managers can make flexible working a success for their business and their staff. The podcast is available to download. Look out for the second episode soon, featuring Gorvin’s solicitors. This time the focus is on employees who want to know their rights, and how to request flexible working.
2 November 2018
9-2-3 launch in Manchester
We’re thrilled to finally be up and running in Manchester. If you’re a professional looking for a flexible role, or if you would like to talk to us about finding the perfect candidates for your flexible business, please get in touch with Kat Higgins, who heads up our Manchester office.
8 October 2018
National Flexible Working Day 2018
Thanks to everyone who supported the launch of our first ever National Flexible Working Day 2018 on 12th September. The day was a huge success, and has really helped to put the spotlight on flexible working: how to make it work, the benefits, and why now is the time to introduce flexibility in our workplaces. NFWD was featured on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio West Midlands, and BBC Radio Gloucestershire, plus local press. Your support across our social media channels was immense! #letsallflextogetherday was trending on Twitter, and high-profile flexible-working campaigners including Mother Pukka and Pregnant then Screwed, also gave us a shout-out! Thankyou!
12 September 2018