9 September 2005
smarter not longer to improve employee satisfaction and productivity,
Department of Trade and Industry. 6 September.
New research for the Department of Trade & Industry shows that
working smarter is key to improving employee satisfaction and productivity.
Companies including BT, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Eversheds
have introduced measures including part-time working, flexitime,
job-sharing and annualised hours in a bid to modernise working practices,
while maintaining, or improving, productivity. Benefits include enhanced
customer service, retention of skilled staff, improved morale and
less absenteeism, which all contribute to improved worker satisfaction
Equality Audit finds work-life balance on increase
Trades Union Congress. 6 September.
Two-thirds of the 67 TUC-affiliated unions who responded to the latest TUC
equality audit reported achieving a greater work-life balance for employees.
Staff - not employers - drive homeworking trend
Financial Times. 30 August.
The trend for people to work from home is being driven by employees asking
to be out of the office - rather than a change in corporate policies - according
to a study by the Management Consultancies Association (From Bottlenecks
to Blackberries) who found that 93 per cent of employees working from
home had done so under their own initiative. Financial Times p4