Requesting Work Flexibility

Getting flexibility doesn’t have to mean finding a job that has flexibility already built in. It may be possible to make an existing job more flexible, or to encourage your a reluctant employer to embrace flexibility. It may also be possible to identify ways to incorporate flexibility in a new position by negotiating for it. Check out these posts for guidance on requesting work flexibility and finding the flex you need.

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How to Ask for Flexible Working Hours

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Even if you’re confident that a flexible schedule will lead to a more balanced life for you and boost your productivity for your company, it can still be difficult to ask your boss for flex. Here are some tips to ask for flexible working hours.

How to Find Flexible Work

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: |

Today it is easier than ever to find what once seemed to be a pipe dream: a position that has flexibility built into the role.

4 Tips To Make Your Current Job More Flexible

By |April 12th, 2017|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

What if you could tailor your job to fit your work/life needs? You may be surprised to find that to make your job more flexible, you just have to ask.

How-to Guide: How to Develop Skills for Effective Flex

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

Here are six skills to develop now that should help you prove you're ready for flexibility when your time to ask arrives.

How-To Guide: How to Handle a “No” When You Ask for Work Flexibility

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

You’re a super star staffer. But when you ask your boss for some work flexibility, you get a big fat “No.” Here’s what to do to turn that “No” into a “Yes”.

Why Flex Requests Should Be Reason-Blind

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

There’s a dirty little secret when it comes to work flexibility—not all flexible work requests are treated equally.

How-to Guide: How to Decide Which Type of Work Flexibility is Right for You

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

To help you decide which type of work flexibility is right for you, here is a rundown of the most common options and ideas on who might want to pursue them.

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Author Insights: Kerry Hannon on The New Rules for Career Happiness

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement.

How-to Guide: How to Ask for Flexibility

By |March 8th, 2016|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

Here are a few steps to follow as you prepare to ask for flexibility at work.

Start the New Year with a Request for Flex

By |January 12th, 2016|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Start off the New Year with a request for flex with these 5 flex-friendly tips.