Summer staff shortages – might flexible working policies for your staff be the solution?

The sun is shining and it’s July. Which means that the whole country is poised for their summer holidays, family day outs, festival trips, the World Cup and Wimbledon on the TV ….….lots of marvellous reasons not to be in the office!! Great news for your staff, but probably less than great news for you if you are facing staff shortages in the office or are trying to plan holiday cover over the Summer. I’ve recently blogged about how to tactically plan staffing cover over the Summer, so hopefully you…

Thinking about offering flexible working policies for your staff, but not quite sure how to get started?

If August is a quiet month for you, it might be a good time to spend reflecting on your working patterns and practices, and how to make them work harder for the business. Flexible working can be a really efficient way of doing business for your company. Giving your employees more freedom about where and how they work can directly lead to reduced absenteeism, increased productivity and greatly enhanced employee engagement and loyalty. The facts bear it out; a study by Regus found that 70% of managers saw an increase…