About Chris Boorman

I have 20 years’ experience in Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, consulting to leading global organisations and major programmes. I instinctively recognise and cultivate potential in others in order to allow the organisations in which I work to develop and retain their most talented employees, and to ensure the attraction of top talent. I have a natural aptitude for overcoming difficulties, and I pride myself on turning thoughts into innovative ideas and initiating action: I make things happen by inspiring and engaging all involved, effectively allocating resources to capitalise on momentum, and remaining adaptable to changing circumstances.

What will flexible working look like for organisations after Covid-19?

Flexible working to develop careersSince joining WaterAid as Global Talent Manager in 2018, I have personally benefitted from flexible working. I work part-time — 3 days a week — and worked mostly from home long before Covid-19 came into our lives. This kind of arrangement has generally been considered the exception rather than the rule. But Covid-19 is a game changer and in the new normal, employees will have far greater expectations of their organisations to accommodate their flexible working needs to enable them to achieve an effective work-life balance.

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