Flexible Working

Flexible working is on the rise and with current legislation allowing 4.5 million more parents to request more flexible working hours it is here to stay. 

Research shows that 57% of managers say they are likely to let staff work flexibly - proving the recession is not having an adverse affect on flexible working practices.  
This is not surprising when you see the advantages of flexible working, one advantage is that it improves employee’s morale and reduces absenteeism.

Flexible working gives employees more control over their own lives. Psychological research shows that the more you feel in control of your own life the greater your subjective well-being, the less your stress and the greater your achievement. The benefits for employers are clear to see and it comes as no surprise that 85% of Microsoft employees in the UK work flexibly. 

Employees need to be aware of the legislation about dealing with flexible working requests.