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REC: Government decision recognises importance of flexible working

REC: Government decision recognises importance of flexible working

The government's clarification over new legislation on checking whether an individual is suitable for a job has been applauded by one organisation as it recognises the increasingly important role of flexible working in the UK.

Such practices have become increasingly popular in Britain following the global economic downturn, with several studies conducted by various organisations in 2010 revealing that many workers now value the chance to operate this way higher than receiving increased wages.

And according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) - which has more than 14,000 members - several departments within the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance have made the right decision by reviewing the new Vetting and Barring Scheme.

Branches of the government such as the Home Office and the Department of Health will now undertake a full assessment of the legislation before it is implemented.

John Dunn, chair of REC Education, commented: "This is an important development - we need a system that is thorough but that also takes account of flexible working arrangements."

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Posted by Daniel Stevens