Minister to address public sector smarter working

8588270589_3967ef333d_oBusiness minister Jo Swinson will discuss ways of ensuring flexible working benefits both employers and employees at a conference on smarter working in the public sector in October.

Swinson is also expected to provide an update on the modern workplaces consultation with regards to pay equality and flexible parental leave.

Flexible working will be top of the agenda at the Capita Conferences event, which takes place on Wednesday 16 October, six months before the implementation of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) new code of practice for universal flexible working.

Flexible Boss is a media partner for the London conference, which will be attended by workforce planning specialists from across the public sector.

ACAS head of equality Stephen Williams is to address delegates, examining the interaction of discrimination legislation and flexible working rights.

He said: “Dealing with requests to work flexibly in a reasonable manner will be a key decision line managers need to take and get right. With requests likely to increase, having transparent and understood processes will be at the heart of good employment relations”.

In addition, speakers will cover: the organisational challenges and legal issues that occur in changing working practices; how senior staff can successfully manage a dispersed workforce; technological advances; and cost-benefit analysis of a modern workplace.

A full Smarter Working in the Public Sector programme and booking information is now available.

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