Agility from an Employment Law perspective

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The Coronavirus pandemic has forced white collar employers and employees to embrace technology and new ways of working. Many would simply not have envisaged these new ways of working as being possible only a few years ago, such that so called 'agile working' is almost undoubtedly here to stay.

Even once the current pandemic is no more than a distant memory, tried and tested working methods which have become a necessity during the pandemic are likely to be embraced by progressive employers wanting to retain and attract the best talent. Employees are increasingly likely to forego the monotony of the daily commute and the traditional '9-5 working day. What will replace the pre-pandemic norm will be more flexible arrangements, which will see staff make better use of their working time and productivity as well as boosting morale and creating an improved work-life balance. Employers will also be slimming down their need for expensive office space to permanently house all their staff in at once. 

With businesses having to transform their operations literally overnight, the pandemic has shown the value of more agile operations. Read our full report on agility here.

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Keep Agile with Howard Kennedy

Keep Agile with Howard Kennedy

We surveyed senior decision makers in November 2019 and September 2020 with the help of YouGov and Censuswide. We wanted to find out what role agility plays in securing future success for businesses. The two surveys combined give us a unique perspective on approaches to business agility before and during COVID-19. Read our reports to find out more.

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