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Employers and Work-life Balance - News Archive September 2005

9 September 2005

Work smarter not longer to improve employee satisfaction and productivity, says government 
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 and productivity.

TUC 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 em
ployees working from home had done so under their own initiative. Financial Times p4

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