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Ask The Expert | The Changes to Flexible Working

Insights by Gina McCadden, Clarke Willmott

In our latest Ask The Expert feature, we delve into the dynamic landscape of flexible working. This topic impacts organisations, employees, and HR professionals alike. As we explore the recent changes brought about by the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, we’re thrilled to have Gina McCadden, from Clarke Willmott, a seasoned expert in Employment Law and workplace dynamics, share her expertise.

Gina brings a wealth of knowledge on how these shifts affect businesses, employee well-being, and organisational culture. Read the full document to uncover practical strategies, address challenges, and embrace the new era of workplace adaptability

The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 has ushered in a transformative era for flexible working arrangements. As Senior HR professionals, understanding these changes is crucial. Here’s how they affect you:

  1. Adaptability Demands: With employees embracing flexibility, Senior HR personnel must adapt to varying working hours and patterns. Consider implementing remote meeting software and handover processes for employees with different schedules.
  2. Culture and Buy-In: Successful implementation hinges on your organisational culture. Gain buy-in from managers and teams. Embrace creativity in offering flexibility that aligns with business needs.
  3. Measuring Impact: Evaluate flexible working arrangements from the outset. Quantitative and qualitative measures matter. Link them to the reasons for implementing flexibility.

Remember, flexibility isn’t just a trend it’s a strategic imperative. As Senior HR leaders, your role in shaping a flexible, resilient workforce is pivotal.

The experts in Employment Law at Clarke Wilmott have created a comprehensive guide, that outlines the legislative changes and lists the Top 5 Tips for employers.