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Flexible working shouldn’t be about ‘luck’

Posted on: 02 May 2018, admin

We’re running a series of blog posts featuring some of our own working parents from Ascendant Recruitment. On Monday, we heard from Sharan who talked about her experience of working part time, full time and her time as a stay at home mum. Next, we focus on our HR Recruitment expert Sue Robinson, who has two boys aged 7 and 10 years old.

Unfortunately, not everybody is as lucky as Sue and manages to land two very flexible roles. People are talking more about flexible working, but it will take time to develop.  Organisations such as Working Families are a voluntary organisation campaigning to make sure that people can fulfil their work and family commitments. They are working to support both employers and employees to examine working practices and making sure that they are set up to support flexible working in a realistic and fair way.  Their Modern Families 2018 report outlines in more detail what they are doing to work with organisations and policy makers.

There’s lots of guidance on the Working Families website and they’ve created a simple video explaining more about the rights of people wanting to request flexible working. It’s key to remember the 3 E’s:

• Flexible working is for EVERYONE
• Remember your EMPLOYER (flexible working must work for them)
• Get your request in EARLY

If you’re interested in finding out more about the flexible working opportunities we can provide for our candidates, please get in touch on info@ascendantrecruitment.co.uk