25 June 2012
Council embraces flexible working initiative
A local authority in the north of England will embrace a new flexible working initiative in order to enhance its efficiency.
Calderdale Council Cabinet has given the green light to proposals put forward in a review conducted by councillor David Kirton on the basis they will also help its cost-cutting drive, the Halifax Courier reports.
Under the terms of this scheme, an increased number of staff at the body will be permitted to work from home, while the council will also invest some £12.5 million in three new buildings that will provide employees with open-plan office space.
As well as improving the output and efficiency of the local authority, Cllr Kirton's report also indicated these changes will also enhance the working experience of its employees.
This initiative has been created based on the findings of the council's current experiment, in which 25 of its staff have been working from home permanently for a considerable period of time.
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