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Employers who embrace flexible working 'likely to benefit'

Employers who embrace flexible working 'likely to benefit'

Employers who embrace the idea of allowing their members of staff to operate under flexible working policies are likely to benefit from a reduced number of grievance complaints and a higher level of productivity, an expert has suggested.

Shirley Borrett, development director at the Telework Association, has said that, for example, giving people the option to work from home can result in a happier and more productive workforce - which could then mean that employers have to face fewer grievances from disgruntled employees.

Ms Borrett went on to say that this is often a win-win situation, as both parties will benefit because absences will be cut and business continuity is likely to be boosted.

These comments come after the latest Markit EU Productivity Purchasing Managers' Index was published recently (January 6th 2011), which showed that productivity across all sectors in European Union nations rose for the twentieth month in succession during December last year.

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Posted by Daniel Stevens