It is vital that the government couples its commitment to open up flexible working for a bigger number of Britain's employees with measures to reduce the amount of red tape in the employment industry.
That is the opinion of Gillian Econopouly, head of policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), who has said the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance should make one or two tweaks to its Modern Workplaces consultation.
This report was published recently and includes details on how the administration is planning to introduce measures such as the extension of the right to flexible working and the creation of a new parental leave system.
However, while the general direction of these proposals is to be welcomed, Ms Econopouly insisted the coalition needs to recognise that "flexible working applies to more than just permanent positions".
"The most innovative and flexible solutions are achieved when businesses and their staff work together to adopt mutually beneficial working arrangements," she concluded.
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