After following our flexible working accreditation programme, Westminster City Council has just been awarded Timewise Council status. Here Claire Campbell, Timewise’s public sector Programme Director, explains why the council got involved in the programme, and the difference it’s already making.
If flexible working is going to become business as usual, employers need to take the lead. This year’s Timewise Power 50 celebrates two organisations which are doing exactly that.
Diageo have published their first gender pay report several months ahead of schedule – and highlighted the role that flexible working can play in narrowing the gap. Here’s how the work we’re doing with them will help them tackle the issue.
Our second report on our FlexAbility in Nursing project looks in more detail at the option we’re piloting, team-based rostering, and how it could make nursing roles more flexible.
Having taken part in the Timewise Retail Pioneer Programme, John Lewis Partnership are now getting ready to pilot team-based flexible job design at five of their stores. Our Programme Director Amy Butterworth spoke to Lesley Ballantyne, the company’s Partner Proposition and Experience Director, about what they have gained from working with us, and what they plan to do next.
New research shows that professionals who want to work part-time often end up being forced to redesign their own job – and in too many cases, this simply results in an unmanageable workload. It’s time part-time jobs were designed properly, and collaboratively, argues Dr Charlotte Gascoigne, the report’s author.
It’s no secret that many schools are struggling to recruit and keep teachers, and the lack of a profession-wide flexible working strategy hasn’t helped. Emma Stewart welcomes the Department for Education’s focus on building part-time and flexible working into their workforce plans, and suggests the next steps.
Our recently released Greater Manchester Flexible Jobs Index highlights a massive gap between the supply and demand for good quality flexible jobs in the region. Now policy makers need to work together to bridge the gap, so everyone can share in the region’s growth, says Emma Stewart.
With staff shortages in the nursing profession creating regular headlines, finding a better way to manage nurses’ workloads has never been more critical. That’s what our FlexAbility in Nursing project is setting out to achieve, explains Dr Charlotte Gascoigne, Timewise’s Director of Research and Consultancy.