With recent changes in employment law and advances in technology, flexible working arrangements with employers have become much more widespread.
Flexible working in the Fashion industry is not uncommon. Many people are looking to study and further their education as well as spend more time with family. Recent new rules mean that anyone that has been working for an employer for 26 weeks or more is able to submit a request. Employers must consider this carefully and if rejected give a valid business reason as to why.
What flexible working options are available?
Within the fashion industry as with many other sectors there are several options that might be available to you, these can include –
- Flexi time
- Job Sharing
- Term time working
- Remote working
Although some of these options may only be available once you are at a higher level in your career, some larger companies offer very good flexible working benefits and appreciate that giving their staff a better work/life balance will improve their employees performance in the long term.
Which Fashion companies offer flexible working?
London fashion house ‘Sweaty Betty’ believes in offering employers a variety of working options. ‘Gap’ also offers flexible working hours and a good benefits package.
Fossil Group recently ranked in the Sunday Times best companies to work for 2016, offering flexitime and home working options to staff, more than half of whom are employed on a part-time basis.
The lingerie retailer ‘Bravissimo’ strives to accommodate as many flexible working requests as possible, meaning the job doesn’t interfere with responsibilities at home, plus if you clock up 10 years’ of service you receive the option of a two-month unpaid sabbatical!
Here at In Focus Recruitment we have forged relationships with a number of well-respected companies within the fashion industry, many of which offer impressive benefits packages to the right candidate.
Contact us today to start the search for your next role in Fashion.