CBI: Flexible working more and more widespread


CBI: Flexible working more and more widespread
Recent research has revealed that the number of UK employees opting for flexible working hours is on the increase.

Figures collated by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have revealed that nearly half of UK employers now offer some kind of flexible approach to working hours.

Polling 513 employers, the CBI found that the number of companies with flexible hours schemes in place has risen from 11 per cent in 2004 to 14 per cent this year.

"Employers are embracing flexible working even as the economy heads into more uncertain times. Teleworking is a useful way to avoid a laborious commute, balance family commitments and even reduce carbon emissions," said John Cridland, deputy director general of the CBI.

It seems flexible working is not the only perk employees are enjoying of late - last week health giants Weight Watchers announced they are expecting at least 500 institutions to sign up to their workplace health programme this year.

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