Flexible working is helping employers retain their top performing staff. Here at You HR Consultancy we promote all types of flexible working, ensuring our top talent is retained! All parents and guardians will know the challenge of balancing their working lives with childcare, and research shows the detrimental effects such pressure can have on morale and motivation. Flexible working arrangements to help with the school run or to fit work around childcare are vital in enabling parents and guardians to continue their careers while looking after their children. Employers who discuss flexible working options with staff that choose to exercise their ‘right’ to request flexible working, have a much better chance of finding a solution that means they can retain their best staff. Additionally, implementing a childcare voucher scheme is another way to support working parents in maintaining a work-life balance. Childcare voucher schemes can be run in organisations of all types and sizes and can benefit the employer too with potential cost savings.