Define Flexible working and what it means?

Define Flexible working and what it means? 

Flexible work or flexi work is when a worker is not required to work a standard 8am to 5pm day in the office.  The employee can work hours before, during or after this time frame to complete the required work.

Must a certain amount of hours be completed?

It depends. If the employer expects daily, weekly or monthly hours to be filled then this is agreed up front with the employee. If it is an outcomes based assignment, then the hours may be variable and the job complete when the deliverables on the assignment completed.

Is Flexible work always office based?

No, some work can be done from a remote location such as a home office. If you as an employer are looking to retain and hire skilled Moms, then a flexible working arrangement might work well for the employee and the business.

Does starting early or ending late constitute flexible working?

Yes. Most Moms however, would prefer a reduced hour day or the flexibility to complete certain hours/tasks from home.

Why do people choose flexible work?

Employees can adjust their work schedules to accommodate, hobbies, family responsibilities and other personal tasks that need to be undertaken.  It saves on travelling time if travel can be done outside of peak traffic congestion.

What are the advantages of flexible working for employees?

An enabling of work and family life integration, more productive, less time spent in the traffic.

What are the advantages for employers?

Higher staff loyalty, higher levels of motivation, less absenteeism, more productivity, less overtime, lower running costs of office space etc.

Are certain people exempt from participating in flexible work?

It depends on the employer, but flexi working is becoming far more acceptable as technology assists employees to work remotely.

Does South African have legislation on flexible hours?

No. The Labour Relations Act does not single out flexible workers. Any person who works for one employer for more than 24 hours per month is covered by the Act.

See our article on our blog >> https://www.recruitmymom.co.za/blog/what-flexible-working-really-means

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