As the Coronavirus pandemic showed us, flexible working is becoming a more important and ubiquitous part of the workplace in the modern world. Many jobs simply do not require a set schedule or workplace in order to be completed. Flexible working arrangements areeffective in reducing sickness absence, improving the physical and mental health of employees, and improving their work–life balance. Moreover, Employees with at least 26 weeks of service have a right to ask for their flexible working needs to be considered earnestly.
This toolkit contains everything you might need to handle a flexible working request or implement flexible working within your workplace, including correspondence and request forms.
It is important to remember that ‘Hybrid Working Models’, what we now call our new ways of working are still considered to be flexible working requests and as such should be treated in the same manner.