27 June 2011
Younger employees 'demanding flexible working'
The younger generation of employees across the UK is eager for the government to implement more flexible working practices in the near future, an expert has suggested.
According to Peter Thomson, director of research at the Telework Association, members of staff within this age group want flexible working to be introduced at their firm in the aftermath of the global economic downturn.
Mr Thomson explained that many younger people believed the "arduous experience of commuting everyday" to be an outdated way of operating.
"There is now a generation coming in and saying various old habits that applied in the past don't need to apply now," he added.
Data published last week (June 21st) by the Confederation of British Industry and Harvey Nash revealed that 96 per cent of all companies offer flexible working to some degree.
However, it appears that the "green-conscious" younger age bracket is determined to see this become even more commonplace.
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Posted by Richard Saunders