As a result of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our employees have needed to work more flexibly or from home. As we move through the Safe Exit Framework, and home working no longer remains the default operating model, we still want to encourage flexible and home working, both for the benefit of employees, and to ensure a safe working environment for all.
Flexible and home working has proved to be a successful and positive experience for many, not just in the Government of Jersey but across organisations, worldwide, with benefits for both employers and employees. We don’t want to just to jump back to old working practices and therefore encourage managers and employees to consider what has worked well for them and their service and how they want to work differently in the future. We anticipate requests from employees to continue to work from home or/and to work more flexible hours and it is important that we consider these in line with business needs.
This guidance has been produced to help employees through the application process and to enable line managers to process those requests in a fair and equitable way.
Guidance for flexible working