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Flexible Working

Softworks Workforce Management Software lets you easily manage flexible working options like Flexitime, Hybrid Working, Part-time and Remote Working.

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  • · •Improve Work-Life Balance
  • · •Increase Staff Motivation
  • · •Reduce Stress
  • · •Improve Productivity
  • · •Reduce Absence
  • · •Enhance Scheduling

Flexible Working aka. Flexitime is when an organisation offers its employees the opportunity of flexible working hours arrangements. A Flexitime system offers employees more flexibility in the workplace by giving them the option to start and finish work at times that suit their transport arrangements, family responsibilities etc.


Use Softworks Workforce Management Software to facilitate and manage Flexible Working!

Benefits of Flexible Working

  • Improved Work-Life Balance
  • Increased staff motivation and morale
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced staff absence
  • Better customer service
  • Enhanced recruitment and retention
  • Improved coverage and scheduling

Flexible Working types



Working less than the regular number of hours - fewer hours in a day or fewer days in a week.


Includes mandatory core work hours and flexible working hours where employees can come and go as they please.

Annualized Hours

Employee hours are calculated over a year rather than a week or month. Employees have to work a certain number of hours over the year, but have flexibility about when they work.

Hybrid Working

Employees work partly in the physical workplace, and partly remotely – at home or from another workspace.

Remote Working

Telecommuting, working from home, virtual.

Staggered Hours

Different starting, break and finishing times for employees in the same workplace.

Job Sharing

Sharing a job designed for one person with someone else.

Compressed Hours

Employees work agreed hours over fewer days than normal.

With Softworks Time and Attendance Software, all working hours are captured to the minute. Work patterns are set up within the system to cater for Flexitime – hours worked over the standard week hours will be put into a Flexi balance. Employees can check their Flexi balances using Softworks Employee Self-Service App on their Mobile or Desktop and take time off or work more hours accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Flexitime and Flexible Working?

Flexitime refers to a flexible work arrangement where employees have the flexibility to choose their start and end times within certain core working hours. It allows employees to have more control over their work schedules and promotes a better work-life balance.

Flexible working, on the other hand, is a broader term that encompasses various flexible work arrangements beyond just flexitime. It can include options such as part-time work, job sharing, remote work, compressed workweeks, and more, where employees have the flexibility to adjust their work hours, location, or patterns to better suit their needs.

What are examples of flexible work arrangements?

Examples of flexible work arrangements are:

– Flexitime: Employees have the flexibility to choose their start and end times within a specified range of core working hours.

– Remote work: Employees have the flexibility to work from a location other than the traditional office, such as from home or a coworking space.

– Compressed workweeks: Employees work their full-time hours over fewer days, such as working four 10-hour days instead of five 8-hour days.

How to manage Flexitime in an organization?

Managing Flexitime in an organization involves several steps, including:

1. Establishing policies and guidelines: Define the rules, core working hours, and parameters for flexitime arrangements in the organization’s policy.

2. Communication and training: Communicate the flexitime policy to employees and provide training on how to request and manage flexitime effectively.

3. Time tracking and recording: Implement a system to track and record employee hours, ensuring accurate attendance and adherence to flexitime arrangements.

4. Monitoring and compliance: Regularly review and monitor employee adherence to flexitime policies and address any issues or concerns that may arise.

5. Evaluation and adjustment: Continuously assess the effectiveness of the flexitime program and make adjustments as needed to meet employee needs and organizational goals.

What is Flexi balance?

Flexi balance refers to the accumulated time that employees have either gained or used within their flexitime arrangement.

It represents the difference between the total hours worked and the core hours required. If an employee has worked additional hours beyond the required core hours, they may have a positive flexi balance. If they have worked fewer hours, they may have a negative flexi balance.

How can employees check their Flexi balances?

Employees can check their Flexi balances through the Softworks Employee Self-Service on their Desktop PC or through the Softworks Self-Service App on their mobile.

How is Flexitime tracked?

Flexitime is tracked seamlessly through the Softworks Time and Attendance Software. All working hours are captured accurately, down to the minute, using various clocking methods such as biometric clocking terminals or a Softworks Employee Self-service mobile app.

The system automatically calculates and accumulates flexitime hours beyond the standard week, creating a Flexi balance for each employee.

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What We Do – The Softworks Story…

From Time and Attendance Tracking to a complete Workforce Management Solution…

What we have gained is better rostering, better control, comprehensive records, better reports and functionality to make changes or to test if proposed changes would work.

Bon Secours Health System

The automatic and to the minute Flexitime calculations and the automatic holiday calculations for employees have significantly reduced administration and manual tasks.


The System allows us to operate at multiple sites with the data being transferred to a central server.

Newbrook Nursing Home

Softworks has had a tremendous impact on the organization’s ability to be more efficient with time tracking, reporting, legislative compliance around confidentiality and privacy, and have better business outcomes.

Aids Committee of Toronto

Team leaders appreciate the fact that they can now plan more easily and that it’s much simpler to manage holidays and flexitime for their teams.

Fusion Antibodies

Employees find Softworks very user-friendly, they like the fact it’s easy to navigate and it’s updated in real-time, being able to check their clock cards and track actual time worked and bank time in lieu.

Aran Biomedical

Overall we are very happy with Softworks as it provides a much quicker and more accurate way of controlling everything from clock-in to wages payout and storing personnel information.


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