HR research: flexi-working and returner recruitment

HR Professionals are being requested to help with government research underway to understand employers’ views on the barriers to, and facilitators of, flexible working and returner recruitment.

What’s needed?   An hour’s interview time in April or May 2018.


The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has partnered with the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to generate evidence on what works to improve gender equality in the workplace. Understanding employers’ views on flexible working and returner recruitment forms an important component of this work.

Who is targeted?

HR Directors (or those at an executive level) from organisations that:

  • Employ over 20 people
  • Do not currently run returner programmes
  • Operate in the following sectors: finance, STEM, retail and wholesale, manufacturing, professional services, creative industries, public sector, law, administrative or support services

Any information will support the research and will be treated as confidential and anonymous.

How to get in touch – email

Any questions – email