Flexible working is a versatile phrase that covers any contractual departure from standard hours or workplace location. It includes part-time employment, hours accumulated over a specified time, job-sharing, temporary contracts and shift working. And it allows for the extension of the workplace to any remote site, which might include the employee’s home, customer or business partner premises, a hotel or café, or any WiFi hotspot. In 2013, the Government is extending the right to request a variation in the time and place of work to all employees, and employers must consider these requests in a reasonable manner, while retaining the right to decline them for business reasons. In practice, thanks to enabling technologies which includes Superfast Broadband, Unified Communications, cloud computing and a plethora of devices that allow mobile access to business applications, many firms have already embraced at least some of the benefits of flexible working.
Guide to Flexible Working
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