Why flexibility could be a winner in the downturn

Phillips, Lucy
February 2009
People Management;2/12/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p12
The article reports on the potential of the recession to boost diversity as firms use female-friendly flexible working as an alternative to job cuts in Great Britain. Based on figures from the Office for National Statistics, the number of women in full-time employment fell by 53,000 in the last quarter. In response to the trend, a campaign was launched by Minister for Women and Equality Harriet Harman for the training of women to help them stay in work.


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