Flexible working as a day one right

Thu 18 Jan 2024 14:00 to Thu 18 Jan 2024 15:30
Online Event - Exclusively for HR Network members

Changes are coming to flexible working legislation

New flexible working legislation ‘The Employment Relations (flexible working) Act’ will soon give employees the right to request flexible working from day one of their employment. At this webinar we will explain what changes will come into force and when this is likely to happen. We will unpack the implications of the legislation, consider what employers can expect to change at the point of recruitment and allow attendees to explore how they can best respond. Drawing from IES research, the webinar will consider strategies to make flexible working the norm, thereby reducing the need for employees to invoke their legal right to request flexible working.

During this webinar led by IES Research Fellow, Astrid Allen, delegates will gain an overview of the forthcoming changes to flexible working legislation, consider the implications for their organisation, and hear the latest findings from relevant IES research.


14:00 Intro and welcome
14:05 An overview of the legislation
14:10 [Introducing the discussion session] Organisational context and different approaches to flexible working
14:20 [Discussion in groups] What are the relevant aspects of your organisational culture? Where are you starting from? What are your employees telling you?
14:35 Feedback from groups
14:45 What flexible working could look like in the future
14:55 The implications of the legislation – what it may mean in practice
15:05 [Introducing the discussion session] Your role in responding to legislative changes
15:10 [Open discussion inviting suggestions from the floor] What kind of approaches can support day one flexible working? What practical steps do you need to take?
15:25 Reflections on discussion and potential next steps
15:30 Close

Reserving your place

This is an exclusive webinar for HR Network members, please email the IES HR Network Manager Emma Stewart-Rigby to secure your place as soon as possible.