Business

Offer flexible and part-time roles

Our recruitment and brokerage experts can support you develop more flexible opportunities to attract talented local people who are seeking a better work-life balance.

By introducing flexible working practices, you could attract a broader selection of local and higher calibre candidates.

Helping you to develop a flexible workforce

The iWork for Business team can help you recruit people by advertising your opportunities to our wide network of local agencies. We can save you time and money too, with a dedicated member of the team pre-screening candidates in person to make sure you only interview people with the right skills.

They can also assist with job carving – creating specialist positions that meet your business priorities whilst making the most of individual skills and aptitudes.

What are the benefits of offering flexible and part-time roles?

Businesses who offer flexible working experience lower staff turnover, retain organisational knowledge and save on staff training costs.

92 per cent of employers agree that people work best when they can balance their work and other aspects of their lives. Accommodating your employee’s other life commitments - such as parenting and caring - is shown to lead to hard working, loyal employees eager to repay employers and to prove that they can deliver.

Supporting your staff to achieve work life balance

We have lots of information and resources to help you support your workforce to achieve a healthy work-life balance. For working parents, the Family Information Service (FIS) provides information about childcare, including after-school clubs and holiday play schemes and paying for childcare.

Employers are also welcome to use Islington Council’s templates for policies relating to childcare and special leave, and adapt them for their own use. The council accepts no liability for the use of this information or actions taken on the basis of the information provided. You can download the policies from the related documents section.

Contact Us

iWork for Business

Strategy and Community Partnerships

Town Hall, Upper Street

N1 2UD

Tel: 0207 527 3465

Email: LSE@islington.gov.uk

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