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Expert: Flexible working is wanted by employees

Expert: Flexible working is wanted by employees

Flexible working should be embraced by employers following the recession, an expert has said.

According to Stephen Overell, associate director of the Work Foundation, there is strong demand from employees for more flexibility in the workplace and the strategy offers many benefits to both staff members and managers.

Recent research conducted by recruitment firm Hays - which was published earlier this week (July 26th) - showed that nearly half of all workers in the UK felt that their current employer was not doing enough to encourage flexible working.

However, the same study also revealed that more than half - 55 per cent - of companies welcome government legislation that will require them to offer this method, which is a positive sign, Mr Overell said.

"Employers have changed quite quickly over the last few years and flexible working is really not that old," he commented.

He went on to predict that this way of working will become more and more common in the near future.

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