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EMBRACING FLEXIBILE WORKING IN A POST-COVID WORLD

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Published: 7th June, 2021

 

Young woman working at laptopAs new research shows most people don’t think the traditional nine-to-five office day will return, a free online event will reveal everything that employers and HR teams need to know about the legal implications and employee retention benefits of flexible working policies. It comes after Hays released its 2021 ‘What Workers Want’ report, which asked over 4,200 professionals across the UK their views on future ways of working.

The webinar will be hosted by leading Yorkshire based law firm, LCF Law, and multinational recruitment company, Hays Specialist Recruitment, on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 9.30am. It will appeal to employers, company directors, business owners and anyone working in HR, across both the public and private sectors.

Gemma Sherbourne, an employment lawyer and senior associate at LCF Law, said: “With many people still working remotely, or pursuing a hybrid way of working, there’s an ongoing debate about whether traditional, office based working patterns will ever return.

“Hays’ research suggests things have changed for good, but if hybrid working is to become the norm long-term, there are major implications for employers. Employment contracts may need to be updated for new and existing staff and remote working policies should be put in place covering everything from data protection to health and safety and performance management. It’s also vitally important to create an inclusive work environment and ethos across the entire team.

“Organisations that get it right from the outset are much more likely to have a happy and content workforce that will ultimately help drive success and that’s what this webinar will focus on.”

Claire McManus, Director from Hays, said: “One of the first questions that both employers and potential new employees now ask is whether they have the option of working remotely, or need to be in the office, or a mix of the two. It has become a key factor when people are considering a new position and our research shows that different age groups and demographics have different requirements.

“It definitely isn’t something that can be ignored and during this webinar, we’ll reveal how organisations can use it to their advantage to attract, engage with and retain a wider group of talented individuals, who may not be able to, or indeed want to, adopt a traditional wholly office-based working pattern.”

To register for the free, Zoom webinar, click HERE

For any information regarding this session or any other aspects of Employment Law, please get in touch with Gemma on 0113 2384041 or email ku.oc1624146363.fcl@1624146363enruo1624146363brehs1624146363g1624146363