KINGSWOOD Group is an HR solutions business based in Essex and owner Sarah McKee-Harris is a big advocate of flexible working, having experienced the benefits of it in her own career but also from her team.
Sarah said: “There’s a huge untapped talent pool of skilled people who are looking for flexible working for a variety of options, be that for caring, parenting or other reasons including disabilities. Companies are missing a trick by not considering what flexible working options they could offer for roles in their organisations. Flexible working doesn’t just mean working from home, it could just be tweaking someone’s work hours slightly to assist them getting to and from work. This will also have an impact on commuting. Roads will be less congested during peak times, train fares are cheaper off peak and the park and ride buses still operate outside of peak times. Just by taking the time to truly think about whether everyone in your business needs to be sat at their desk 9-5 can save time and money for both businesses and their employees.”