School's in for right to request flexible hours

Jacobs, Bill; Chubb, Laura
November 2007
People Management;11/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 23, p9
The article reveals the plan of the British government to extend the right to request flexible working to parents of school-age children. John Hutton, secretary of state for business, enterprise and regulatory reform, has asked Sainsbury's Human Resource (HR) director, Imelda Walsh, to lead an independent review of how the right could be extended. Hutton said the right to request flexible working not only helps millions of parents to juggle work and family life but can also benefit business by improving staff retention and productivity.


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