ACAS has just published published a new booklet - Flexible working and work-life balance - to help employers and employees understand how flexible working can benefit their workplace. The booklet looks at all kinds of flexible working (flexitime, shifts, homeworking, part-time working, though sadly not specifically shedworking), how employers can develop a good flexible working policy, updates on legal changes brought in by the Work and Families Act and a good Q&A section. Rita Donaghy, Chair of Acas said: "Flexible working really can add value to the workplace. Employees who work flexibly often have a greater sense of responsibility, ownership and control of their working life. It also makes good business sense. Customers often expect goods as and when they want them and flexible working can help meet these demands."
Acas will be running a series of special short sessions on flexible working during April and May in England. You can download the booklet free as a pdf from their site here.