Suffolk County Council – Finalist 2019, Best Flexible Working Initiative
Showcasing senior men and women employees who work flexibly in a variety of ways, talking realistically and practically about the challenges and benefits of flexible working, has helped normalise flexibility.
Recruiting managers are now required to consider all the ways a job could be done flexibly and this is included in adverts. They are actively challenged by recruitment advisors if they are removing key types of flexibility (such as part-time working) as an option.
The proportion of job adverts mentioning flexibility has increased dramatically while anecdotal reports show a culture shift in the way recruiting managers think about flexibility