Freddie Alves, managing director at Talking Talent, says structure is needed to de-risk flexible working for managers. A manager within a Financial Services firm said to me at a recent focus group: “I don’t really care if the person reporting… Read More ›
Making remote working a success
Leading and managing remote teams is an essential skill for the agile workplace but can feel intimidating. To get to grips with how to succeed, join our free online session on Wednesday 11 May. Flexible Boss editor Heather Greig-Smith will… Read More ›
Personality testing for flexible work: useful tool or total ‘tosh’?
What part should personality play in the implementation of agile working? Heather Greig-Smith finds opinion divided on the use of personality tests to inform flexible work practices. Are we in danger of typecasting employees or should managers study the interaction… Read More ›
Flexible working: silver bullet for female retention?
Flexible working is only one of the ingredients needed for female success, says author Inge Woudstra. Gender smart line managers and organisations that understand different ways of working are also vital. Many employers still report difficulties with attracting, retaining and… Read More ›
Line managers: the art of conversation
Author Nigel Purse on how to use the art of conversation to enable successful flexible working arrangements. In June 2014, new legislation came into effect in the UK giving all employees with 26 weeks’ service the right to request flexible… Read More ›
Line managers ‘barrier to flexible working’
Line managers are one of the main barriers to flexible working, according to an annual benchmark of employers. The Working Families top employers benchmark published this week found that the integration of family-friendly working practices has gained momentum, with chief… Read More ›