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Free resources for SMEs

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Flexible working

Front cover of a resource for SMEs called Ten steps to creating a successful flexible team.

Ten steps to creating a successful flexible team

Follow these ten steps to integrate flexible working that will help you on your journey to becoming a high-performing, flexible team.

Front cover of a free resource for SMEs called Top tips for maintaining good communications in homeworking teams

Tips for communication when working remotely

Ensure your team can communicate effectively whether they’re hybrid or remote, with our top tips.

Front cover of a free resource for SMEs called Flexible and hybrid team protocols

Flexible and hybrid protocols

Protocols are a useful tool for managing remote workers, providing an informal agreement on matters such as availability by phone, response times and diary management.

Recruitment

Front cover of a free resource for SMEs called Flexible recruitment

Job design and flexible recruitment toolkit

Being able to offer more jobs on a flexible basis can be hugely beneficial to your organisation, helping you close the gender pay gap, widen your talent pool, and ensure you have the best person for the job.

Logo to show you are happy to talk flexible workingHappy to Talk Flexible Working

Think about job design, and the kind of flexibility that would work in the role, before recruitment – and then tell candidates you are ‘happy to talk flexible working’ when you advertise the role. You can use our ‘Happy to Talk Flexible Working’ logo to show candidates.

Managing pregnancy, maternity and the return to work

Front cover of a free resource for SMEs called Managing pregnancy and maternity - a checklist

A checklist for managing pregnancy and maternity

An essential checklist for managers and employers.

Front cover of a free resource for SMEs called Managing maternity returners - a checklist

A checklist for managing maternity returners

A handy list of all the things you need to have in place to effectively manage and support the return to work.

Front cover of a free resource for SMEs which is a calendar of important dates during pregnancy and maternity

Pregnancy and maternity calendar

Our popular maternity calendar gives you at-a-glance information about your rights, and is a useful reminder of what you need to do to at different stages of your pregnancy, up until your child is one year old.

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