Flexible working arrangements describe when work is completed outside the normal business practice or outside the traditional organisation’s working agreement.
Flexible working arrangements may take a variety of forms and to help highlight some of the popular options, we have described and provide an example of these below-
|Flexible working hours||The same working hours are completed, however start, break or finish times are adjusted||An employee may start earlier, has a shorter lunch break to finish early to pick up the kids from school|
|Work from home||Occasionally, some or all of the job is completed from home||An employee may need to be home for a tradesperson to complete some work, this allows them the ability to be home and work remotely, without having to take a day’s leave|
|Part time||The position is available on a permanent basis generally working on average between 15 – 30 hours per week||An employee who is also studying at the same time, but is able to bring in a regular income through a permanent position|
|Casual||The position is on a temporary basis where hours vary||An individual may want to generate more income over the Christmas holidays working in retail|
|Job Sharing||One role performed by two people||Two employees that share the role of Receptionist, one is a recent mother who works 3 days per week and the other is a full time student working 2 days per week|
|Phased Retirement Options||Opportunity to work reduced hours / have time off||A senior Manager may reduce their hours to part time and play more of a mentor role in the organisation to ease their way into retirement but also help transfer knowledge before exiting the workforce|