Add muscle with flexible work

Phillips, Lucy
March 2007
People Management;3/8/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p10
The article focuses on the introduction of a flexible working scheme by British recruitment consultancy Ellis Fairbank which resulted in increased productivity. It is stated that other advantages to come out of the measure, which was introduced for all staff in June 2005, include lower absenteeism, reduced staff turnover and increased morale. Ellis Fairbank has also launched an advertising campaign to recruit flexible workers externally.


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