While managers are best placed to enable this, research shows that less consideration is given to how the job description and placement influences who applies for the role, and how hired employees will allocate their time.
Common pitfalls include:
- Over-reliance on past practice
- Using vague criteria that could lead to discrimination or bias
- Defaulting to full-time work without considering whether flexibility can be built into the position
- Inadvertent use of gendered language.