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Many employers 'willing to be flexible for London 2012'

Many employers 'willing to be flexible for London 2012'

More than half of all companies are planning to adapt their internal policies to include practices such as flexible working for London 2012.

That is according to new research conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which has revealed that the majority of employers are willing to alter their rules for the duration of the Olympics.

Indeed, around one-third of bosses told the body they will try to accommodate requests from members of staff to work from home, with 13 per cent actively encouraging their workforce to do so.

Meanwhile, 17 per cent of managers will increase the number of flexible working options available to their employees throughout the games, which get underway on July 27th and close on August 12th.

Rebecca Clake, research adviser at the CIPD, commented: "The key for employers is to plan ahead, set out clearly what the organisation's approach is and the rationale behind this and then apply it consistently."

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Posted by Trusha Vyas