Key Learning Points:

  • How is flexible working beneficial to businesses and employees
  • What are the challenges of flexible working
  • The importance of communication in flexible working arrangements
  • Which are the essential skills needed to manage a flexible working environment
  • What are some of the common flexible working scenarios and how to approach them
Flexible Working
Flexible Working
Flexible Working
Flexible Working
Flexible Working
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Course Overview

This online training course on flexible working offers learners a comprehensive guide to managing and encouraging flexible working. The course also looks at the challenges that working more flexibly can create, the benefits of flexible working and the essential skills needed to manage in a flexible working environment. The course is designed to encourage managers to adopt more flexible ways of working that promotes modern and flexible work culture.

Please note that this course is not yet compatible with mobile devices.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Interactive online course
  • Final assessment to pass the course
  • Certificate on completion
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Course Contents

This online course on managing flexible working is broken down into five core topics.

Challenges of Flexible Working
Challenges of Flexible Working
Implementing more flexible ways of working can present challenges for even the most experienced managers. This topic looks at managers’ experiences and covers some of the challenges they faced and the advice they were given to overcome them. The topic also covers the range of different ways in which employees may work to help managers achieve the benefits of flexible working.
Managing Change
Managing Change
Advances in technology mean that there is an ever increasing number of flexible ways of working now. The challenge is to harness the opportunity presented by technology and use it to consider new, different and more efficient ways of working. This topic looks at the different drivers that often prompt a change in the working environment and how to manage the change.
Managing Culture
Managing Culture
Creating a supportive environment, characterised by trust and open communication is the vital for implementing more flexible ways of working. Line managers in particular play an important role in creating the right culture. This topic is designed to challenge the learners by putting them through a short exercise to check their understanding of trust while their team works flexibly.
Managing Communication
Managing Communication
When employees are working is different ways and environments, effective two-way communication is very important. It is essential to consider the need to keep talking with employees, whether or not they are in the workplace. This topic explores the various ways in which learners can enable effective communication within their team and with their colleagues.
Managing Performance
Managing Performance
Performance management when promoting flexible working should focus on getting employees to deliver their objectives within timescale and to an agreed quality standard. The topic is designed to demonstrate ways in which learners can manage their employees’ performance and the do’s and don’ts of managing performance in a more flexible working environment.

Who Should Take This Course?

Flexible working requests are most often managed and dealt with by line managers, so all line managers should receive training. Our Flexible Working short course is ideal for managers at all levels to help them implement and get the most out of flexible working arrangements.

  • Managers
  • HR
  • Supervisors
  • Team leads
  • Business leaders

The Assessment

The course concludes with a short quiz where learners will be tested on their knowledge and understanding. Learners will need to answer 80% of the questions correctly to pass the course. Learners will receive a certificate of completion on successfully completing the course. Learners can take the assessment again to improve their score.

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You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
150+ POA

Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

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If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Management in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 100 30 / per learner
101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
2501 - 5000 6 / per learner
5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
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Why is Performance Management Training Important?

The working environment has evolved considerable for most organisations. Advances in technology and the reorganisation of working spaces have provided employers with new opportunities to manage how, when, and where work is done. While this change could present new challenges, implementing a more flexible working environment can lead to many benefits for businesses and their employees. Flexible working can improve recruitment and retention, increase engagement and reduce stress. Training your managers is effective management in a modern, flexible working environment.

Why is Performance Management Training Important?


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What are the benefits of flexible working?
Flexible working can bring many benefits to both employees and their employers. For employees, it could mean an increase in job satisfaction, better work/life balance and a boost to morale and motivation. Happy employees are less likely to be tardy or absent from work. For employers, it could reduce the turnover of valued employees and enhance the businesses’ image as employee-friendly place to work.
Does flexible working improve productivity?
A study by the CIPD shows that 9 out of 10 employees consider flexible working to be a key motivator to their productivity. Many employees and managers also reported a positive impact on individual performance in terms of quality and quantity of work. The CIPD study also shows that flexible work hours help employees balance their work and life responsibilities - boosting performance and increasing average productivity for large and small businesses.
Why is it important to have a flexible workforce?
It is increasingly important to have a flexible workforce to attract a diverse and talented pool of people to work for you. Flexible working can mean people who have other commitments, such as childcare, are better able to manage their workload – meaning their skills are still being used by the business.

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