Flexibility of role
- Adaptive skills – a flexible approach to upskilling workers on the job, to acknowledge the rise of robots and artificial intelligence (external link) and the impact on traditional roles.
- Casual work – a work arrangement with no regular or systematic hours of work, or an expectation of continuing work. A casual employee is employed on a daily basis when the need arises.
- Job share – an arrangement where two or more employees share the responsibilities of a single role. Compensation and benefits are received on a pro-rata basis.
- Part time – Statistics NZ (external link) defines part-time work as anything less than 30 hours per week, where these hours tend to be on set days as part of a fixed employee agreement.
- Transition work plan – where employees gradually return to the full-time state of their role through a phased approach, for example working part time for a period before returning to full time.
"Flexible working made a big difference in my life. As a first-time mum looking to return to the office, the idea of returning five days a week was quite a daunting thing. So I took the opportunity to talk to my people leader about alternative options. As a result of this conversation, I started work at three days per week on a transition plan to four days per week. This has had a huge impact on my family and I."
Rachel Jorgensen, HR Manager, Spark