Right to request flexible working

In 2012, the government announced a plan to expand the ‘Right to Request’ flexible working patterns to all employees. Previously this was only available to parents with children under 16. The main aim of the initiative was to boost the job market and make it more inclusive to mothers and single parents.

Flexible working makes for more productive employees

A recent survey of over 2,600 employees by FlexJobs found that 76% think the office is not their most productive work environment. 50% of the survey respondents would choose to work from home to be most productive or on important projects. The top five reasons why flexible working was deemed more productive were:

Guide to flexible working

To help employees and managers alike decide if flexible working could be the right solution for you, we at Honeydew have written a guide to flexible working for you, right here. Please share!