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Flexible working on the rise
Monday, 03 December 2007
The number of employers that offer flexible working to their staff has increased to 95 per cent, according to a report, which may be good news for students looking for graduate jobs.
The survey, carried out by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) shows the amount of flexible work on offer by companies is higher than ever before.
Employment relations minister, Pat McFadden said: "The way we work is changing, in many cases to fit in with people's lives. More people want to balance work with family and lifestyle and more employers are increasingly recognising that flexibility helps retain good staff."
Part time work has also increased. 92 per cent of companies now offer part time work options to its employees, compared to 81 per cent in 2003.
Job sharing is also on the increase with figures rising from 39 per cent of companies offering it in 2003 to 59 per cent this year.
BERR is a government department which champions workers' rights and represents businesses in government.