Help your staff achieve a work-life balance. What are flexible working arrangements?
Flexible working arrangements can include:
- Flexible location – for example, working from home or somewhere else more convenient, instead of the office.
- Flexible hours – for example, changing start or finish times to accommodate personal or family commitments.
- Flexible patterns – for example, working longer days to provide for a shorter working week.
- Flexible rostering – for example, split shifts.
- Benefits of flexible working arrangements
- Giving your employees the flexibility they want, while still ensuring your business needs are met, can help you create a positive workplace.
By improving work-life balance for your staff, flexible arrangements can help you:
- improve staff morale, motivation and productivity
- become an employer of choice
- reduce staff turnover and absenteeism
- reduce staffing costs.
Want more information?
- Check out the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website for more on Employee entitlements.
- For tips on other ways you can meet the needs of your employees, visit the Employ people topic.