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Flexible working - what’s working and what’s not?

21 Jun 2017
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Results of a national survey into flexible working practices reveal that Australian workplaces and employees are still relatively inflexible with flexible working arrangements.

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Results of a national survey into flexible working practices, released on ‘Flexible Working Day’ on Wednesday 21 June 2017, reveal that Australian workplaces and employees are still relatively inflexible with flexible working arrangements, which may be contributing to ‘flexism’ and preventing businesses from realising their full potential.

While more than 80 percent of respondents embraced some form of flexibility in their jobs, less than 40 per cent had formal flexible work practices in place, leaving room for employers and employees to miss out on the benefits of true flexible working and creating an environment for ‘flexism’ to thrive.

The report aims to support a conversation among Australian employees and employers from private, government and non-profit sectors as part of the first-ever national Flexible Working Day, with participants taking the opportunity to assess their FlexWork maturity level, discuss the benefits of flexible work practices and share their own stories of flexibility.

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