Events

HR Forum – Flexible Working Course

This session will raise the question of how easy is it to implement flexible working in the workplace and how can it work for different organisations’ particular business models.

Date & Time

28 Jan 12:30 - 13:45

Location

GTA University Centre

Course Summary

There is plenty of research that supports the benefits of a flexible approach to working for both the employer and the employee. These benefits include optimum use of time and consequently better quality of work, a better work-life balance for employees, better performance/ productivity, greater job satisfaction, engagement and staff retention and a decrease in the carbon footprint.

This session will raise the question of how easy is it to implement flexible working in the workplace and how can it work for different organisations’ particular business models.

Sarah Ash, Senior Counsel at Walkers (Guernsey) LLP will start the session by looking at types of flexible working, the advantages and practical issues and key legal duties for employers.

The session will then look at two local case study examples of how employers are approaching flexible working within their organisations in Guernsey. These will be delivered by Annabel Hitchon, Assistant Director, Human Resources, GFSC and John Hibbs, Director at PF+A. Both have successfully implemented very different but highly beneficial flexible approaches to working within their respective organisations.

Topics

  • Types of Flexible Working
  • Advantages of Flexible Working
  • Practical Issues for Employers
  • Key Legal Duties for Employers
  • Case Study Examples: How two Guernsey employers are approaching Flexible Working within their organisations
  • Q&A

Course Benefits

Improve your understanding of Flexible Working, how it might work for your business and what employment laws you need to consider.