Since our “Top 4 Employment Law Changes” newsletter was sent, plans to introduce the right to request flexible working for all employees on 6th April 2014 have been held up by delays to the Children and Families Bill.
Currently only employees with children under the age of 17 (18 if the child is disabled) or who are carers have the right to request a flexible pattern of work. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) confirmed at the end of January that Government will look to implement the extension at “an appropriate date as soon as possible this year”. Employers should still keep an eye out for a new implementation date for the extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees and prepare for these changes, including undertaking a review of their flexible working policies.
For more information on Flexible Working arrangements as they stand now, click here for our Flexible Working FAQs
2014 Business Outlook Survey
As signs of economic recovery blossom in Wiltshire, White Horse Employment will be undertaking our third, and final of this series, Business Outlook Survey. This follows the success of previous year’s reports, specifically designed to gain a snapshot of local organisations and what they expect from the year ahead.
We are calling on all organisations based in our local geographical area to get involved by sharing their thoughts on operating expectations over the next 12 months. By sharing the information, organisations can get a better measure of the local economy. The results will give an invaluable snapshot of local business outlook, an excellent tool for future workforce planning and will be made available to all organisations taking part in this easy, quick and confidential online survey.
The “2014 Business Outlook Survey”, only takes a few minutes to complete, and we look forward to your contribution.
If there is a topic you would like us to investigate with local employers in our next survey – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing ITR-UK – Nationwide IT Recruitment Specialists
New to the White Horse Employment Group for 2014, and someone who we believe will be able to add significant value to you and your organisation, we would like to introduce David Easton, heading up our dedicated IT resourcing division – ITR-UK.
Helping us expand the professional technical recruitment expertise we bring as a recruitment partner to our existing clients, David has more than 5 years successful experience gained at one of the country’s largest and longest running national agencies, during which time he has developed a broad and deep set of skills and knowledge within the IT recruitment market place, both from a technical and candidate perspective.
We believe that with the experience and expertise David brings we will be even better positioned to continue as a trusted and successful recruitment partner to you. Helping you to not only attract and retain the very best possible candidates available in the market across any IT discipline or technical requirement, but to consult on emerging technologies, trends and movements within the marketplace, helping you better plan the continued growth and development of both your IT teams and business as a whole.