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16 May 2019 8:30am - 12:30pm

Workforce South Conference

Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel - Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7PT

Flexible and Inclusive Working - How adopting ‘Flexclusive’ practices help create a smarter and more productive culture. Hear practical examples of the benefits of taking action and the positive impact on your business and workforce.


Flexible working is recognising the individual needs of employees, both inside and outside of the work environment. Although the concept has historically been seen as a female or parental care issue, it can be applied to all staff, who want a better work-life balance. Most people are likely to need some level of flexibility at some point in their career, and according to numerous research surveys, work-life balance is a major factor in attracting the millennial generation to work.


Similarly, treating people fairly and promoting equal opportunity obviously feels like the right thing to do, but it may not be seen as a commercial priority, so business leaders may be reluctant to allocate resources in this area. However, there is evidence that organisations who commit to diversity and inclusion are significantly more successful, and those who fail to address these cultural changes are becoming less commercially competitive.


Responsible businesses strive to deal ethically with major social issues such as these which challenge society. Flexible and inclusive employment practices generally make a difference to the quality of the work environment, so it is not surprising that there is now increasing evidence of employers who embrace these strategies winning in the war for talent. In a challenging labour market, the top talent will seek out opportunities to work for more than just financial reward


It is not easy to adopt flexible working practices quickly, or deliver on inclusive and diverse business strategies, but there are organisations and colleagues within the region who would like to share their experiences of changing their culture with some practical examples


So, why not join us for insights and open discussion to explore and share some of the benefits, analysis and practical examples of ‘Flexclusive working’ within the region?


 


Ticket prices:

Champion Ticket Price: £40.00 Plus VAT
Non-Champion Ticket Price: £80.00 Plus VAT *

*Payable by credit card at the time of booking.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Leigh-Sara on 07506 742214 or leigh@businesssouth.org


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Champion places will automatically be booked, followed by an invoice. Non Champions interest in the event will be registered and the Business South events team will be in contact.


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