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Research: Companies beginning to embrace flexible working

Research: Companies beginning to embrace flexible working

Many employers throughout the UK are seemingly recognising the benefits of offering their members of staff the opportunity to partake in flexible working practices following the recession, if new research is anything to go by.

According to a study conducted by telecommunications company Orange, around nine out of ten - 88 per cent - of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Britain are now giving their employees the chance to conduct their work away from the traditional office environment - which may lead to a reduction in grievance cases being brought against them.

This data is based upon the responses of more than 1,800 SME customers of the mobile phone firm - which has more than 175 million customers worldwide - and found that these measures seem to be proving popular as 74 per cent have decided to take up the opportunity to work flexibly.

Meanwhile, more than a third of all participants stated that doing so improves their focus and productivity.

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Posted by Richard Saunders