9 top tips to successfully negotiate work flexibility

Are you planning your return to work and wondering how you are going to make it all work? Have you lost some of your time freedom since your little one joined the party?

As you return to work after maternity leave you may need different arrangements than you did before. You may be considering changes to your working hours

The good news is that flexible working is on the rise and more companies are adopting ‘agile’ working mind-sets as they realise it brings numerous benefits to them – engaged employees, increased productivity, happier teams and the competitive edge in talent retention.

Tricia Nelson, Head of Talent at EY, suggests women returning to work should practice their negotiation skills, be direct about what they need and not talk themselves out of a higher salary or better terms.

Here are my top 9 tips to successfully negotiate flexible work

1. Dare to dream