Businesses should be allowed to review flexible working
Business owners should be able to regularly review their serviced office space flexible working practices.
According to the Confederation of British Industry’s John Cridland, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should be entitled to redistribute flexible working allocations on a yearly basis.
Mr Cridland claimed that operational goals at office spaces up and down the country are in constant flux and companies may have to alter their flexible working entitlements to cope with shifting business demands.
“An annual review on flexible working would ensure that competing requests could be managed fairly,” Mr Cridland said.
Mr Cridland also suggested that businesses should work closely with staff members going on maternity leave, so that they are well prepared for any future business developments.
“Agreeing a return date with employees going on maternity leave in advance would help firms plan for the future,” Mr Cridland said.
Recently, Nicholas Tuckfield, general manager of HR specialist Talent2, claimed that office space flexible working initiatives were starting to improve the work-life balance.