New research suggests that employers in the UK may be becoming savvier in terms of avoiding grievance cases with workers caused by issues such as perceived age discrimination.
According to a report published earlier this week (October 18th) by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Harvey Nash - which covered some 330 organisations employing around two million people across Britain - firms are attempting to cushion the blow of a year of further financial constraint in 2011 by offering practices such as flexible working.
For example, around two-thirds - 63 per cent - of all managers responding in the survey stated their eagerness to improve their levels of employee engagement over the coming 12 months, while some 97 per cent indicated that they now offer flexible working possibilities of some description to their staff.
John Cridland - deputy director general at the CBI, which has members from all sectors in the UK - stated that companies are aware they "can't afford to take staff for granted and must redouble efforts to keep employees on board as they gear up for growth".
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Posted by Daniel Stevens