What initial points should an SME consider?
Hannah Martin, founder, Talented Ladies Club
“Companies that do flexible working well work with each person [at the business] to define what they need, and tries to find the best solution. It’s important for both sides to understand how success is measured so the employee can feel confident that they’re delivering and the company is happy with them.
“It’s also important to ensure that other employees understand the arrangement, and are happy with it, to prevent bad feelings – and that flexible workers are still visible within the company and have equal access to opportunities, promotions and so on.”
Jonathan Swan, head of research, Working Families
“By offering flexible working, SMEs can find people on whom they might otherwise miss out. For these businesses, it invariably goes back to having a business case for flexibility and having a clear reason for doing it.
“Align that with how your business works. One size doesn’t fit all. It might well be that you can’t offer everything, but that you can probably do something. Managed right, it will benefit both the business and employee.”
Sophie-Lovell Smith, business development manager, Bespoke HR
“If you’re considering a flexible working practice, ask the following questions: are you technology-enabled? Can people work successfully remotely? Can you still promote a team environment?
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