Increasing sustainability by making flexible work, work. Malcolm Boswell 20 th April 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smarter working – getting the right result. The benefits. Types of smarter working. Moving to smarter working. Legal considerations. The disadvantages.
The benefits of smarter working. Reduced accommodation footprint. Less travel to work. Less travel at peak times. Improved work-life balance. A wider selection pool.
Which results in: More engaged workforce. Employer of choice. Improved Health and Wellbeing Reduced absence and labour turnover GREATER PRODUCTIVITY AT LOWER COST.
Types of smarter working Smarter working is not new! Flexi time. Compressed hours/annualised hours. Remote working. Home working.
Moving to smarter working. Is it for you? Assess the cost benefits – be realistic. Think outside the box. Take advantage of new technology. Communication and employee involvement are key.
Moving to smarter working. Sell the benefits – address the fears Secure buy in from managers and employees. Consult and be flexible. Buy in the change – stagger the change Communicate, consult and keep voluntary.
Legal considerations. Information and Consultation requirements. Redundancy - Sec 188 Notices Change of contract – constructive dismissal Collective implications. Direct or indirect discrimination. Transfer Regs – variation of contract
Legal considerations. >Health and Safety. >Negligence – Duty of Care/Confidentiality. >Working Time Regulations. >Tax implications.
The disadvantages. It is not a no cost option – legal implications. IT capacity – start up and ongoing support. Two tier workforce can cause resentment. Office based workers deal with enquiries. Effect on absence procedures.
The disadvantages. Performance management. Bringing individuals back in – a two way issue. Isolation – stress related issues. Knowledge exchange/Social networking. Dampens desire for progression/development.
and finally Not all people are suited to working from home. Not all homes are suitable to work from. We trust those we can monitor the least. Seek advice before you act. Needs commitment from the top.
Seek advice. Local Acas Adviser www.acas.org.uk Helpline: 08457 47 47 47 Smarter Working Initiative Employers Associations etc.