30 July 2010
Flexible working 'could minimise grievances at work'
Having willingness to offer employees the opportunity of flexible working could be an effective way of minimising grievances at work, an expert has stated.
According to Max Taylor, director of corporate marketing at telecoms firm Orange, this practice has become more popular among staff across a variety of sectors in the aftermath of the global economic downturn, meaning that it is possibly a cost-effective and efficient measure to "improve employee morale".
Recent research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that flexible working is now valued above material perks such as financial bonuses for many people, with 47 per cent of the people surveyed by the company indicating this is the case.
Therefore, introducing it could be the ideal policy for an employer to take in order to help avoid internal disputes and conflict, which could then escalate into tribunal cases.
Mr Taylor commented that the practice "presents a significant opportunity" for firms to save cash and boost spirits within their organisation.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett