Flexible Work Case Studies



1. New Grad

- A new grad who has been with the firm less than 12 months.

- They asked about flexible work during the interview process and were given a generic answer about the RSM policy.

- Asks to work from home at least 2-3 days per week because they can be more focused and productive while saving time on the commute.

- They believe it is a ‘win win’.


2. Good Performer

- Works hard and often long hours, clients like her, sometimes needs help in the initial stages of a project, but usually delivers at or above client expectations.

- Asks for a part-time FWA so she can leave every Wednesday at lunch time to run a volunteer sewing class in the afternoon during term times.


3. Below Competent Rating

- An employee in the Audit team who is not achieving a competent rating.

- Asks to work from home 2 days a week.

- Is vague about the reasons for this flexible work request.


Discussion Questions

What questions would you ask?

What alternatives might be worth exploring?

How would you monitor and review?


Flexible Work Case Studies



1. New Grad

- A new grad who has been with the firm less than 12 months.

- They asked about flexible work during the interview process and were given a generic answer about the RSM policy.

- Asks to work from home at least 2-3 days per week because they can be more focused and productive while saving time on the commute.

- They believe it is a ‘win win’.


2. Good Performer

- Works hard and often long hours, clients like her, sometimes needs help in the initial stages of a project, but usually delivers at or above client expectations.

- Asks for a part-time FWA so she can leave every Wednesday at lunch time to run a volunteer sewing class in the afternoon during term times.


3. Below Competent Rating

- An employee in the Audit team who is not achieving a competent rating.

- Asks to work from home 2 days a week.

- Is vague about the reasons for this flexible work request.


Discussion Questions

What questions would you ask?

What alternatives might be worth exploring?

How would you monitor and review?