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Flexible working

Flexible working

Many employers recognise the importance of retaining skilled staff rather than spending money in recruitment.

They offer flexible working policies and try to create a working environment that contributes to positive health and wellbeing.

For carers in employment, having a supportive and flexible working environment can make a huge difference to maintaining and progressing career opportunities.

Flexible working can take different forms, including:

  • job sharing
  • working from home
  • working part time
  • working shorter days
  • working compressed hours, full-time hours but over fewer days
  • flexitime
  • phased retirement

Read more on flexible working from Carers Scotland, Acas and the UK Government.

The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017

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