With the labour market's current challenges around skills shortages, talent retention and even potential impact of Brexit - reviewing what flexible arrangements are in place in your organisation may well be more important than ever.

Research by Robert Half shows that 60% of HR Directors have seen an increase in workforce productivity when flexible working arrangements have been introduced, and HSBC recently published data which said that 89% of UK employees believe flexible working is a key motivator to productivity. Research from the CIPD has also shown that implementing flexible working practices can improve staff engagement and motivation.

Whilst flexible working is often associated with the needs of parents and carers, many organisations recognise the business benefits of a more flexible way of working for everyone. Introducing flexible working arrangements - whether they are flexible hours, compressed hours,  remote working, career break options etc - could have a real impact in helping employers retain key colleagues as well as attracting new talent as the UK workforce are actively looking for these options.