Last week, around 300 delegates from all major Australian industries and employer groups attended this seminar. I was on a panel discussing key strategies for overcoming barriers to implementing a flexible and family friendly workplace. During the panel discussion, I was very interested to hear about the current challenges of the delegates. Interestingly, it is no longer the challenge of digesting the concept of flexible working. It has moved on and now focuses on the following challenges:
- Knowledge to design flexible roles;
- Training for management on how to manage a flexible workforce;
- Designing specific employee programs for attraction and retention purposes;
- Looking beyond traditional recruitment channels to locate skilled flexible workers.
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