Flexible Working Arrangements

Flexible Working Arrangements

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-

Option Description Example
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