Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Professional work by doctors in the NHS which is performed at home or outside of one’s surgery or office-practice setting. Flexible working is encouraged under the UK Department of Health’s Improving Working Lives 2000 framework, and includes programmed activities such as writing letters to patients or to colleagues, as well as supporting professional activities, including continuing professional development.
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Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell today Thursday, September 24 visited leading legal firm Maclay Murray & Spens to promote a strapline that will make it easier for job-hunters to find employers that support flexible working.
Just over a year ago, the law was changed to give all employees who have worked for the same company for 26 weeks the right to request more flexible working arrangements.
Trish Chalk, commercial director at Chwarae Teg, Wales' leading agency for the economic development of women, said: "Many organisations now see flexible working as key to attracting and retaining talented employees, while achieving cost savings through reduced absenteeism and improved morale.
Figures released by the Westminster Government showed widespread ignorance about the right to request flexible working arrangements and the need to raise awareness of what help is available.
BOSSES are being warned to prepare themselves for new guidelines for flexible working.
FLEXIBLE working is transforming large parts of the Midlands corporate sector, says a regional expert.
companies surveyed offer fully supported flexible working environments, compared with much higher adoption rates in other regions such as France (75% of companies) and Switzerland (73% of companies).
FLEXIBLE working can make all the difference for small firms, says Liverpoolbased Bibby Financial Services.
The need to provide flexible working solutions is a reality for the majority of enterprises in Western economies in 2009.
FLEXIBLE working is a "pipe dream" for many parents and carers despite employees having the legal right to request flexible arrangements, according to a new report.
LogMeIn commissioned this research to assess how Brits' working lives may change when new legislation comes into force on 30th June 2014, which gives all workers with at least 26 weeks of service the right to make a request for flexible working.
As rights to request flexible working are introduced for all UK workers, more than half (56%) of workers intend to make such a request, yet one third of bosses are unaware of changes

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