This fact sheet was prepared by a UK association for human resource professionals. It outlines the practice of flexible working, its benefits, and issues surrounding its implementation. It enumerates a wide variety of flexible work practices, and discusses the factors which contribute to recent increased interest in these options.
Issues relating to homeworking and teleworking are discussed, as is the relevant UK legislation which allows certain employees the right to request flexible work, a right which is expected to be extended in 2014 to all employees with 26 weeks' continuous work experience. Hyperlinks connect the reader to additional resources on these topics, and a list of further reading is presented in the conclusion.