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Flexible working a "vital resourcing option" for employers

Flexible working a "vital resourcing option" for employers

Flexible working practices could become more and more common among employers in the near future, if the findings of one study are to be believed.

According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) latest JobsOutlook research, flexible working options are beginning to be seen as beneficial by both employers and their workers in the aftermath of the global economic downturn.

This is because such practices are thought to be ideal in providing people with a strong stepping stone as they seek to return to a full-time job following the recession, with 85 per cent of the management officials questioned in different sectors across the country indicating they are looking to recruit staff in the near future. 

And Roger Tweedy - director of research at the REC, which has more than 14,000 professional members nationwide - commented that the fact that more employers want to bring in agency workers "demonstrates the important role of flexible working models as a vital resourcing option for UK businesses".

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Posted by Richard Saunders