What is a flexible working policy?
A flexible working policy is a set of guidelines that outline the different options for flexible working arrangements. This policy gives employees more control over their working hours, location, and patterns to achieve a better work-life balance.
Flexible working policies can include remote working, hybrid working, flexible working hours, job-sharing, part-time or compressed hours, Work From Anywhere schemes and other forms of flexible arrangements. The specific details of the policy can vary depending on the organisation, industry, and country.
A flexible working policy can provide many benefits to both the employee and the employer. For employees, it allows for better work-life balance, reduces stress, and can increase job satisfaction. For employers, it can improve employee retention, attract a more diverse workforce, and improve productivity.