Five Tips for Securing Flexible Working Hours

4. Team Approach

It’s very likely that other members of your team (probably including your manager!) would like the opportunity to work flexibly. As a team, you could work collaboratively – finding a weekly team meeting time that suits everyone, ensuring that there is always a team member available for clients, and supporting each other (eg. through good hand-over notes, and effective communication).

5. Business Benefits

Enabling staff to work flexibly has great benefits for employers (not just for individuals).  Share information about the business benefits, including attracting and retaining staff, improving productivity and engagement, strengthening diversity in senior leadership, and greater resilience. These are outlined here.

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Amy Prebble is the CEO and founder of Getaflex. Amy became passionate about quality part-time and flexible work when she became a mother of three children. A Cambridge graduate and former New Zealand diplomat, Amy was astounded by the lack of advertised job opportunities for professional workers like herself to advance a career and raise a family. As she began researching flexible work, it quickly became clear that a significant proportion of New Zealand’s labour force wanted to work outside the traditional office-bound, 9-to-5 working week. Getaflex was founded in response to this demand, with the mission to build New Zealand’s flexible job market, and create an ‘on-ramp’ for professional job-seekers into quality flexible work.

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