HR Forum – Flexible Working

Course Summary

There is plenty of research that supports the benefits of a flexible approach to working for both the employer and the employee.These benefits include optimum use of time and consequently better quality of work, a better work-life balance for employees, better performance/ productivity, greater job satisfaction, engagement and staff retention and a decrease in the carbon footprint.

This session will raise the question of how easy is it to implement flexible working in the work place and how can it work for different organisations’ particular business models.

Sarah Ash, Senior Counsel at Walkers (Guernsey) LLP will start the session by looking attypes of flexible working, the advantages and practical issues and key legal duties for employers.

The session will then look at two local case study examples of how employers are approaching flexible working within their organisations in Guernsey.These will be delivered by Annabel Hitchon, Assistant Director, Human Resources, GFSC and John Hibbs, CEO at PF+A.Both have successfully implemented very different but highly beneficial flexible approaches to working within their respective organisations.


  • Types of Flexible Working
  • Advantages of Flexible Working
  • Practical Issues for Employers
  • Key Legal Duties for Employers
  • Case Study Examples: How two Guernsey employers are approaching Flexible Working within their organisations
  • Q&A

Course Benefits

Improve your understanding of Flexible Working, how it might work for your business and what employment laws you need to consider.

Tutor Profile

Presenters Profiles

Sarah Ash, Senior Counsel, Walkers Guernsey

Sarah is a Senior Counsel in Walkers Guernsey office and specialises in employment law. She advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious matters, including tribunal claims and procedure, internal grievance and disciplinary matters, discrimination, managing sickness absence, misconduct and capability issues, dismissals, contracts of employment, employment policies and procedures, redundancies and aspects of mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Sarah is recognised as a rising star lawyer for her employment expertise by Legal 500.

John Hibbs, CEO, PF+A

PF+A is a Channel Islands lifestyle enhancing architecture firm. John is responsible for ensuring the happiness of his team and building products and comes up with ideas to try to improve as many peoples lives as possible, not just PF+As clients. John spends his time thinking about why things happen and how outcomes can be influenced early on in the cascade of events that become our lives, businesses, friendships and health.

Annabel Hitchon, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Annabel is a member of the Guernsey CIPD Committee and is currently studying towards the CIPD Level 7 Certificate in HR (having previously completed the Level 3 Certificate and Level 5 Diploma). Annabel is a HR generalist with extensive experience in recruitment, training and development, employment relations and performance management.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 1.25
  • Course Cost: Free
  • Course Length: 12:30-13:45 (1 hour 15 mins)

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