Out of a hard time, comes good news
Since launching one week ago, Flexibility Works has made waves in Scotland’s press as news of a dedicated flexible working initiative was welcomed by employers across Scotland. With remote working being such a pertinent subject at present, we hope to use our expert know-how to remove the stress the difficulties that managing a team remotely during Coronavirus can bring.
Word has certainly spread across the
media that we are ready and prepared to support during this time as well as ensuring
the wider conversation of flexible working isn’t forgotten about in a
post-pandemic world. Here are just some of the headlines:
Just as we launched last week, STV shared the news that a new social enterprise has started up to help employers manage remotely during Covid-19 (that’s us!). Our Co-Director Nikki was quoted as saying: “The coronavirus pandemic has created enforced home working for many organisations that weren’t anticipating or ready for such a shift. Home working is only one aspect of flexible working and our current situation is not what flexible working normally looks like.”
Our approach to flexible working is very much to work with employers. We believe that by taking this route, we can collaboratively implement positive change for organisations and their people. Scottish business coverage was also in agreement with this as our Scottish Government-backed enterprise featured on Insider.co.uk as well as ScottishBusinessNews.net
With national coverage in The Herald and The Scotsman, regional press in the North of Scotland also shared the news (Press and Journal and Aberdeen Evening Express) This is great as we hope to work with employers spanning right across the country.
Our Co-Director Lisa wrote a piece in The Times’
Thunderer column, reminding us that the current version of “flexible
working” many are adapting to, isn’t how it works at all.
It was never our intention to launch Flexibility Works in the context of a global pandemic. It’s reassuring to know that despite the current crisis, Scotland’s business landscape is still thinking about how best to look after it’s employees and how to navigate this time correctly, bearing in mind that one size doesn’t fit all.