From June 30 last year all employees received the legal right to request flexible working; a right hitherto reserved for parents or carers. But what does flexible working really mean?
A broad-based definition on www.gov.uk describes it as a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, e.g. having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. In practice many variations of flexible working arrangements exist. These range from the compressed nine-day fortnight to working a pre-arranged number of hours over a set period of time from a location to suit.
Flexible working certainly has much to recommend it – for both the individual and the employer. For many of us, the quest to find that elusive
By Clare Scott, parenting and lifestyle blogger