Advisory on flexible work arrangements launched to guide employers

Pedestrians crossing a road at Shenton Way on Aug 30, 2013. Companies now have advice on how to put in place flexible work arrangements, while employees have tips on what to consider when requesting such arrangements. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Pedestrians crossing a road at Shenton Way on Aug 30, 2013. Companies now have advice on how to put in place flexible work arrangements, while employees have tips on what to consider when requesting such arrangements. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Companies now have advice on how to put in place flexible work arrangements, while employees have tips on what to consider when requesting such arrangements.

An advisory booklet was launched on Friday, with a step-by-step approach that employers can consider in implementing flexible work arrangements.

Employees are also advised to talk to their colleagues who have used or are using flexible work arrangements, to learn from their experience.

"We all make choices, and our choices reflect what is important to us," said Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin at the launch of the advisory. "Senior management need to recognise that your choices as employers have a ripple effect that goes beyond your organisation and its bottom-line. It will have an effect on your employees' families, and even on society at large."

The booklet is issued by the Tripartite Committee on Work-Life Strategy, which has members from government agencies, employers associations and the unions.

The committee also recognised 47 organisations and individuals on Friday for their achievements in championing work-life balance.

The advisory can be found at www.mom.gov.sg/fwa-advisory