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We are absolutely thrilled with this new Directive’ says Karen O’Reilly, founder of flexible recruitment agency, Employmum and Employflex and advocate for flexible work ‘This is something we have been lobbying for , for many years and our hope is that companies will embrace the true spirit of these proposed new laws. Parents with children up to the age of 12 years old will have the right to request flexible work and along with the new directive for the right to request remote work is reflective of what is happening in the labour market at the moment. The appetite for flexible and remote work, while always very strong pre covid has become the number 1 request from people seeking employment.
Companies who are authentic in their offering and not just paying lip service to this, will undoubtedly be the winners in the current war for talent.
It really is a win win for everyone’

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