Family-Friendly Policies (Part 2) - Best Practice for Handling Flexible Working Requests

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 30 October 2019
Leeanne Armstrong
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Having looked at Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave policies last month, part 2 of our family-friendly policies series looks at best practice for handling flexible working requests (part 3 will consider parental leave, compassionate leave and time off for caring for dependants).

Organisations are becoming increasingly more focused on ways in which they can promote a better work-life balance for their employees. The promotion of flexible working is just one way in which employers can demonstrate their commitment to the task. Of course, the right to request flexible working is laid down in law, and something which employers must consider if the employee making the

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