FLEXIBLE EMPLOYERS

  • Flexible working advice: “Be honest, and don’t apologise”
    Diageo’s flexible working policy is built on mutual trust and openness from day one. Here, Talent Engagement Lead Sally Price shares her tips on the best way to discuss your flexible needs.
  • One of the flexible working solutions available to EY employees is to have a reduced-hours contract, work full-time and store up extra holiday. As Lee Phelan explains, it’s not just for parents.
  • Job sharing is a brilliant way to progress your career whilst working flexibly. But how do you make it work day-to-day, and how can you persuade your employers to give it a try?
  • EY is giving October a flexible focus. Their #Flextober campaign is encouraging employees to check in on their work pattern and make sure it’s working for them.
  • Members of the Deloitte team explain why the firm welcomes carers, how it supports them, and why they believe honesty is the best policy.
  • Aviva has put in place a formal carer policy, backed up by flexible working. The result is a culture which allows its carer employees to be open and honest about what they need – and flourish as a result.
  • To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Susie Gray, Mental Health First Aider at EY, gives her top 5 tips for looking after our minds.
  • Have you ever wondered what employers really think about flexible working? EY’s Joanna Clarke, who runs the firm’s Reconnect Programme for career returners, shares some helpful tips for candidates.
  • Capgemini believes that a brilliant workforce is made up of diverse experiences. For example, they run a Disability, Carers & Allies Network to support these groups.
  • EY’s focus on their employees’ health and wellbeing isn’t just a feel-good initiative. It’s a strategic priority that runs through every level of the organisation, with flexible working at its heart.
  • Lynn Rattigan, Chief Operating Officer at EY, UK & I, gives examples of EY employees that have successfully customised their work life through flexibility to pursue their passions alongside a successful career.
  • With the support of our partners at EY, we’ve produced some brand new research on who wants to work flexibly and why. Here’s what we discovered.
  • When it comes to flexible working ‘That’s just not the way we work here’ is out of date. Future-proofing working patterns is the way to get ahead.
  • Alcoholic beverages giant Diageo is a performance-driven business that uses flexibility to help employees reach their full potential. This approach pays dividends.
  • Oxford Instruments has flexible work patterns on offer across the company. HR Director Claire Flint says it helps the organisation to recruit and retain staff in a fiercely competitive market for engineering talent.
  • Fiona Gibson,managing director at Accenture, explains how to demonstrate that flexible working can benefit everyone – including the client.
  • Innovative companies and individuals are challenging traditional ways of working in the legal sector. Journalist Heather Greig-Smith talks to some of the lawyers who are leading change.
  • Simmons & Simmons was the first major law firm to advertise their openness to recruiting new staff on a flexible basis, in all their job descriptions.
  • Lynn Rattigan, COO of EY UK & Ireland shares her own part time story, and talks about EY's approach to flexible working.