New research shows the legal right to request flexible working
is failing to create more adaptable jobs for women north of the Border.
would choose a job which offered flexible working
over a job that didn't, and almost a third (30 percent) of people value being able to choose their work location over an increase in vacation time.
ONLY one in four managers fully understands that employees have a statutory right to request flexible working
, a new study suggests.
An increase in flexible working
will reduce levels of carbon dioxide by 214 million tonnes per year by 2030, according to a new study by Regus, a leading global workspace provider.
The UAE study, which was part of a comprehensive global study based on the insights of over 18,000 business people across 96 companies, found that 91 per cent believe flexible working
helps them to grow their business and maximise profits, while 84 per cent of UAE business leaders recognise that flexible working
helps to mitigate against risk including financial and strategic risks.
"When people are happier, more engaged, more satisfied, employees will definitely stay longer, they have lower absenteeism, they come on time, they do things above and beyond their job."<br />Additionally, the workplace culture needs to actually support flexible work arrangements and not penalize people for taking advantage of those arrangements, Franz and McNall say.<br />Employers also should engage in realistic self-assessment with their employees on whether they can work effectively at home and consider pilot programs to test if flexible work arrangements will work appropriately, Franz and McNall say.<br />"The organization has to have a culture where these policies work and the person doing the flexible working
arrangement has to fit that," Franz says.
The IWG Flexible Working
Survey found that in the Philippines, businesses recognized that offering flexible working
strategies to their employees provided them with significant benefits such as productivity enhancement, staff retention and job satisfaction, alongside other financial and strategic advantages.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced the adoption flexible working
hours for its non- teaching personnel for the Central, Regional, and Schools Division Offices.
The mum-of-two, from east London, started toying with the idea of flexible working
- which became the Flex Appeal campaign - a year after she quit her job as a senior copywriter.
Q Has the law related to the right to request flexible working
More than one in five private sector employees are afraid to discuss flexible working
because they are worried their boss will say no.