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People are a business’s most crucial asset and reducing staff turnover can be a way to significantly reduce your costs and improve business results. …

People are a business’s most crucial asset and reducing staff turnover can be a way to significantly reduce your costs and improve business results.

These slides compliment the webinar "Flexible Working" if which explores how the use of flexible working can help retain your best people. It looked at:

• What flexible working is and how employment law fits in
• The benefits and pitfalls of flexible working
• Practical hints and tips to make flexible working really work
• Good practice when working at home

To access the recording please email marketing@shorebird-rpo.com or join our LinkedIn Webinar Group http://linkd.in/1acZPdh

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  • Can result in other benefits too, including increased productivity & performance, improved morale, and lower stress, absenteeism & sickness levels
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    • 1. Complimentary Webinar Slides: HR – Flexible Working 28 January 2014 Joanne Vose © The Business Springboard Limited 2013
    • 2. A little bird told me…. Help companies with their direct hiring strategy SHOREBIRD ATTRACT SHOREBIRD MANAGE SHOREBIRD SUPPORT 0113 322 7240 marketing@shorebird-rpo.com www. shorebird-rpo.com
    • 3. About Your Presenter Joanne holds an MA in Human Resource Management, is a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. With considerable experience in people management and training interventions, Joanne’s consultancy and training is valued by her clients for her practical and business orientated approach, providing a complete people management solution to support organisational goals. Joanne delivers a number of modules for The Business Springboard, including The 4D Manager and the Leadership & Management Development Programme, both of which are recognised for progression to further education. In addition, Joanne co-presents our HR – Law & Practice seminars, giving legal updates and practical advice on people management developments and issues. w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 4. Disclaimer & Copyright These materials are designed solely for the use of participants on our courses. These materials shall not be copied or reproduced in any format whatsoever without the prior consent of The Business Springboard Limited. The content of these materials does not constitute advice tailored to any participant’s specific needs and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, The Business Springboard or any of its employees or associates shall not be held liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising as a result of use of these materials. w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 5. Welcome       Flexible Working – What is it?? What the law says Mutual Benefits Some Success Stories Implementation Questions & Answers w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 6. Flexible Working – What is it?  Allows a work-life balance:  Being aware of different demands on time & energy  Having the ability to make choices in line with the allocation of time & energy  Knowing what values to apply to choices  Making choices w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 7. Why Should we Consider It?  Social & economic changes, such as greater numbers of women in the workforce & the expectations of younger employees  Growing reluctance to keep the longhours culture  Rise of the 24/7 society  Technological advancements  Legal requirements  Employer benefits! w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 8. What the Law Says  Parents of children aged 16 or under, or disabled children under the age of 18 have the right to apply to their employer to work more flexibly if they have:  worked for their employer for 26 weeks continuously at the date that the application is made  not have made another application to work flexibly under the right during the past 12 months w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 9. Fair Grounds to Reject      Extra costs which will damage the business The business won‟t be able to meet customer demand The work can‟t be reorganised among other staff People can‟t be recruited to do the work Flexible working will have an effect on quality and performance  There‟s a lack of work to do during the proposed working times  the business is planning changes to the workforce w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 10. The Future….  Increase right to all employees  Duty to deal with request in reasonable manner & timeframe  Guidance to prioritise w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 11. However…  The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) confirmed no longer possible to implement extension on 6 April  Government will look to implement the extension at “an appropriate date as soon as possible this year”. w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 12. Benefits of Better Work-Life Balance Arrangements  Traditionally women with young children have been main beneficiary  Now these arrangements also benefit employees without children  The employer should also benefit from better work-life balance arrangements w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 13. The Business Case for a WorkLife Balance CIPD reports the following business benefits:  Higher productivity & competitiveness  Increased flexibility & customer service, e.g. to cover absence & holidays  Raised morale, motivation, commitment & engagement w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 14. The Business Case for a WorkLife Balance (cont …)  Reduced absenteeism  Improved recruitment & retention of a diverse workforce  Wanting to become an „employer of choice‟  Meeting legal requirements w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 15. Types of Flexible Working  Flexible working hours – daily, weekly, monthly, etc  Self-rostering  Annualised hours  Flexible working location  Special leave availability  Career breaks  Health, well-being & employee assistance programmes w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 16. Success Stories  HSBC – „Family Friendly & Childcare Options‟  In 1988 30% of women returned after maternity leave, now 85% return  Rank Xerox USA „Extended hour 4 day week‟  Absenteeism fell by 30%  Transport & productivity  Olympic games  Hewlett Packard, Financial Services „Compressed Working Week‟  Productivity increased from 37 transactions to 63 per day w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 17. Problems With Work-Life Balance Arrangements  Incur additional cost to set up, including increased managerial workloads  Should be outweighed by the benefits of achieving strategic objectives  Line management resistance  Often based on false assumptions about the likely problems that the new arrangements will cause w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 18. Setting Up Work-Life Balance Arrangements Steps: Find out what employees needs are and how far they are being met –         What type of conflicts are employees facing? Home situations & consequences of home commitments Use exit interviews – balance issues? Ensure policy inclusive – all employees should benefit Involve employee from the start Establish a business case for improving work-life balance Relate to bottom line, communicate to most influential people in the organisation & other bodies such as trade unions Identify financial resources & key personnel w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 19. Setting Up Work-Life Balance Arrangements (Cont …)  Focus on organisational culture  Must accommodate flexibility, innovation & empowerment  Trust is vital  Rather than putting emphasis on presenteeism, it should be on performance & targets  Flatter organisational structure where employees work in teams & are empowered makes implementation easier  Managers set example – becomes part of culture w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 20. Questions & Answers w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 21. HR Law & Practice  Need to keep up to date with employment law?  Want expert advice on how to put the latest employment law into practice?  HR: law & practice is a year round resource for HR professionals. Our programme of regular employment seminars and interim updates bring you an essential combination of legal expertise and practical advice.  Join our breakfast seminars in Leeds or Newcastle – ask for details! w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 22. Inspiring training & development for real business results • bespoke in-house training • off-the-shelf workshops • seminars and webinars • business mentoring •The 4D Manager •marketing & PR • finance • people • customer service • leadership & management www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 23. HR – Interview Techniques 3 September 2013 Joanne Vose © The Business Springboard Limited 2013 w: www.thebusinessspringboard.co.uk t: 0113 2089922 Business Savvy, Training Know How
    • 24. Thank you • View more FREE webinars at www.shorebird-rpo.com/free-webinars • Join our LinkedIn Group to access slides and recordings http://linkd.in/1acZPdh • Connect on social media 0113 322 7240 sales@shorebird-rpo.com www. shorebird-rpo.com

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