Workshop for Returners

This 2-3 hour workshop has been designed to support returners to the workplace or for those who’ve been out of work for some time. Delivered online or in person, this interactive session helps delegates better understand the different types of flexible working available to them, legal rights, where to find flexible jobs and how to discuss flexible working with an employer. This session is often delivered as part of a broader ‘Returners’ or ‘Employability Programme’.

Flexible working can be the difference to someone working or not working, between having a ‘good’ job or ‘any’ job. 87% of people who are not working in Scotland but seeking to return to work say flexible working is important.

Who is this workshop aimed at:

The workshop is designed for people who want to understand more about flexible working and how to find a flexible job. In particular it is aimed at people who are looking to return to work, for example women returners – but it works for any groups of people who need flexible working for any reason such as disability, mental health, wellbeing, caring, etc. The half day workshop, delivered by one of our dedicated team members, will be tailored to meet the needs of participants and can be delivered online or face to face. Charities, employability providers, local authorities etc can commission us to deliver this workshop as part of their wider programme of support.

 

Topics include:

Flex in Scotland right now
The different types of flex
Knowing your rights in relation to flex
Where to find flexible jobs and employers
Thinking through the flex you need/want
Having the flex working conversation with an employer

Testimonials

“Nikki and the team at Flexibility Works delivered an in-depth knowledge of flexible working to over 100 women who took part in our government funded Career Boost Scotland Programme. Through 2-hour workshops Flexibility Works shared advice, insight and best practice to women who were looking to return to work after an extended career break. The Flexibility Works team helped the participants gain confidence and clarity in positioning conversations regarding flexible working needs with potential employers. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Flexibility Works in our new Career Boost Programme.”

Hazel Little, Women Returners

Like to know more about our training and consultancy?

Consultancy

Go Flex - Flexibility Works

  • Go Flex – Our programme to help you create the flex culture you want. Includes working closely with senior leaders and staff teams, and creating a plan people buy into and that you can follow.
  • Bespoke consultancy – We draw on our vast experience to deliver highly tailored change management support including creating flex for frontline roles, trialling new ways of working, leveraging flex in recruitment and measuring impact.
  • Flexible working policy review – The UK’s law on flexible working changed in April 2024, we’ll help make sure your flexible working policy is up to date.

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Our Training & Workshops Training - Flexibility Works

  • Flex for line managers half-day workshop – A fast and practical way to support your managers in leading flexible teams effectively, including how to handle flex requests that feel tricky to support, and workers who don’t want to come to the office.
  • Half-day workshop for hybrid teams – Free interactive workshop to boost wellbeing and productivity in hybrid teams.
  • Bespoke training and workshops – Tailored content for your organisation’s specific needs. Always interactive. Can stand-alone or slot into a team day or event.
  • 6 module hybrid training – For managers or whole teams, includes how to communicate and collaborate in a hybrid environment, how to motivate staff and ensure wellbeing.
  • Career returners workshop – For people who’d like to return to work after a career break. We cover workers’ rights around flex, varieties of flex and how to ask for it.

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Flexible Working Accreditation

Policy Review - Flexibility WorksWe’re developing Scotland’s first good practice standard for flexible working that will provide a supportive framework for employers to increase their flexible offer and showcase their flexible culture.

Learn more now

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Free Resources

Free Flexible Working Resources - Flexibility Works

  • Business case for flex (coming soon) – The hard data you need to convince yourself, or someone else, that flex is good for business
  • Case studies – Stories from employers and workers on how flex works for them.
  • Flexible working for managers and individuals - Our essential guide to all things flex.
  • Working well as a hybrid team (coming soon) – Our series of short videos for teams and/or managers will help hybrid teams work effectively and promote wellbeing.
  • Hybrid working for managers – Our practical guide for managers on how to approach hybrid and manage hybrid teams successfully.
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View all free resources

Testimonials

Testimonials - Flexibility WorksRead testimonials from the businesses and organisations we've supported with flexible working.

Consultancy

  • Go Flex – Our programme to help you create the flex culture you want. Includes working closely with senior leaders and staff teams, and creating a plan people buy into and that you can follow.
  • Bespoke consultancy – We draw on our vast experience to deliver highly tailored change management support including creating flex for frontline roles, trialling new ways of working, leveraging flex in recruitment and measuring impact.
  • Flexible working policy review – The UK’s law on flexible working changed in April 2024, we’ll help make sure your flexible working policy is up to date.

View all consultancy services

Our Training & Workshops

  • Flex for line managers half-day workshop – A fast and practical way to support your managers in leading flexible teams effectively, including how to handle flex requests that feel tricky to support, and workers who don’t want to come to the office.
  • Half-day workshop for hybrid teams – Free interactive workshop to boost wellbeing and productivity in hybrid teams.
  • Bespoke training and workshops – Tailored content for your organisation’s specific needs. Always interactive. Can stand-alone or slot into a team day or event.
  • 6 module hybrid training – For managers or whole teams, includes how to communicate and collaborate in a hybrid environment, how to motivate staff and ensure wellbeing.
  • Career returners workshop – For people who’d like to return to work after a career break. We cover workers’ rights around flex, varieties of flex and how to ask for it.

View all training and workshops

Flexible Working Accreditation

We’re developing Scotland’s first good practice standard for flexible working that will provide a supportive framework for employers to increase their flexible offer and showcase their flexible culture.

Learn more now

  •  

Free Resources

  • Business case for flex (coming soon) – The hard data you need to convince yourself, or someone else, that flex is good for business
  • Case studies – Stories from employers and workers on how flex works for them.
  • Flexible working for managers and individuals - Our essential guide to all things flex.
  • Working well as a hybrid team (coming soon) – Our series of short videos for teams and/or managers will help hybrid teams work effectively and promote wellbeing.
  • Hybrid working for managers – Our practical guide for managers on how to approach hybrid and manage hybrid teams successfully.
  •  

View all free resources

Testimonials

Read testimonials from the businesses and organisations we've supported with flexible working.