Small firms embrace flexible working
- Customer needs must come before flexible working. Perkins, Colin // People Management;11/13/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 23, p16
The author discusses the value of flexible working. According to the author, the value of flexible working in all its forms is well established and is a major contributor to business effectiveness. However, he observes that there are many occasions when it seems that the British government and...
- Stop the recruitment rot – why teleworking can help small business recruit and retain staff. // Management Services;Feb2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p6
According to research by British-based recruitment consultants Reed, half of all small businesses in Great Britain are struggling to recruit suitable staff. The situation will likely get worse with skills shortages, recruitment problems and staff retention moving to the top of the agenda for...
- Flextime. Weatherall, David // Management Services;Sep89, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p36
As long as there is sufficient overlap of working hours between those needing to talk together, there is potential for a large degree of flexibility in the working hours of the office. At present, about one in four office workers enjoy the benefits of flexible working hours or flexitime, as it...
- Flexible working requests. Stanton, Justin // Contract Journal;7/18/2007, Vol. 439 Issue 6634, p28
The article presents a guide to dealing with flexible working requests in Great Britain. The right to request flexible working only applies for children under the age of six, or 18 if a disability living allowance is payable for the child. Eligible employees may only request changes in the...
- SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME. Clake, Rebecca // People Management;9/29/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 19, p42
The article explores how line managers in Scotland can be encouraged to embrace flexible working arrangements. It cites the result of a CIPD research on the link between people management and performance, which highlighted the role of line managers in implementing human resource policies. It...
- LIVING PROOF. Daniels, Lucy // Director;Jul2000, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p38
Focuses on the negative effects of longer work hours by employees. Need of companies to find ways for balanced work plan and schedules; Advantages to both employers and employees of balanced work plan and schedules; Discussion on the problems associated with long work hours.
- SMEs vow to fight for flexible working hours. Bradley, Anusha // Supply Management;6/23/2005, Vol. 10 Issue 13, p13
Reports on the plan of British small and medium-sized businesses to maintain pressure on the government to ensure staff retain the option to work flexible hours. Return of the issue to parliament; Attempt made by the British government to keep its opt-out from the European Union Working Time...
- TAKE 5. // New Hampshire Business Review;8/7/2015, Vol. 37 Issue 17, p5
The article presents the results of business surveys in the U.S. as of 2015 including the outdated concept of employees working nine to five, the recognition of midsize organizations as the ideal work environment, and the management of employees in a corporate environmental in the next five years.
- barometer result. // Personnel Today;10/16/2007, p2
The article presents the result of a public poll regarding flexible working options in organization. Thirty percent of the respondents said there was flexible working options in their organization. While Seventy percent respondents said that did not had flexible working option.