What is flexible working?

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, and the needs of the business. Jobs with both full and part-time hours can be flexible.

The following are all types of flexible working:

  • Flexible start and finish times (for example starting at 9.30 a few days a week to enable an employee to take their children to school)

  • Working from home occasionally, regularly (for example one day/week), or all the time.

  • 4 day week

  • Compressed hours

  • Early start/early finish

  • Job share

What are the benefits?

When you choose to work flexibly, there are many advantages to both businesses and employees. From increased productivity, to boosting staff morale, to less traffic congestion in our city centres - flexible working is the future. More and more of us are choosing to work flexibly, and it is increasingly being seen by professionals as more important than a salary rise.

Flexible Working Requests

All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers. Find advice, information and resources on the Government’s website.