UK Flexible Working
Over 8.5 million people in the UK work part-time (about 25% of the workforce), most of them women but an increasing number of men too.
In 2014, the right to request flexible working was extended to over 27 million people employed in the UK meaning that every employee with 26 weeks’ continuous employment has a right to request flexible working. The employer can grant or reject the request.
While 87% of UK employees would like to work flexibly, only 9.8% of jobs with a salary of more than £20,000 are advertised as flexible. In July 2019, the House of Commons approved the first reading of a new flexible working bill that could oblige UK employers to offer all employees flexible working contracts by default or explain why the role can not be performed flexibly.
If you’re a business, there is a flexible format that will work for 95% of roles in your organisation. Whether you’re a start-up, small or large company, growing or stable, flexibility can help your business become more profitable, productive and a better place to work. You can also see how some of our clients have benefitted from flexible working. Read our latest “Flexible and Proud” research.
If you’re a professional seeking greater flexibility, there’s always a flexible format that enables you to continue your career whilst balancing your personal commitments. You can consider working from home, job sharing, part time weeks, part time hours, 9 day fortnights…
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