Fintan O'Toole, chairman of Croydon Chamber of Commerce and director of its HR department, pointed out that many people see flexible working as an opportunity to do a job from home.
However, the employment specialist pointed out: "It could be reduced hours, it could be part-time, it could be working from home, and it could be working at unusual hours."
When it comes to benefits, Mr O'Toole was keen to stress that flexible working is a two-way street that can have advantages for both employers and employees to enjoy.
One of the main benefits for employees is that they can enjoy work without worrying about the expense of travel, while the employer will gain a wider workforce without needing to expand their office space.
Hilary Jeanes, a leadership coach and HR consultant with PurpleLine Consulting, has also been full of praise for flexible working recently, believing that the strategy encourages employees to do their jobs more effectively.
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Source: The Sales Director News