9-2-3 Working Forward in Manchester

Last week we headed up to Manchester to support the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s nationwide ‘Working Forward Pledge’, at a campaign event. 9-2-3’s Lucy Haworth took part as a key speaker, and outlined the business case for flexible working to employers across Manchester. The Working Forward campaign is backed by some of the UK’s leading businesses and industry bodies, and is designed to make workplaces the best they can be for pregnant women and new parents. Since 2015, we have been just one of a few agencies that solely deal in flexible job roles for experienced professionals. This year, the flexible working movement has gained real momentum. Tangible benefits range from less traffic congestion in our towns and cities, to increased productivity and greater staff retention. Lucy concluded: “We’re thrilled to be involved in the Working Forward Pledge. It’s a fantastic platform from which to bang the flexible working drum. The business case for offering flexible working is clear, the benefits are measurable, and it plays an essential role in allowing our businesses, our employees, and society as a whole, to thrive.”