The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire July 2014 Edition - Page 17
Work is what you do, not where you are
of employees say
is more important
On the 30th June the UK’s flexible working regulations changed.
The term “flexible working” can mean a lot of things. It can mean home
working, part-time working, flexible hours and more. Employees can
request any of these, so long as they only make one request a year.
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employees say that
boosts their job
Anyone who has been employed for more than 26 weeks will be able
to ask their employer to let them work more flexibly – extending a right
which currently applies just to carers and parents. Employers don’t
have to say yes, but they have to consider it.
These new flexible working regulations may not be completely
welcomed, however it is a good thing for business. This is because it
is proven people work harder when their working hours and locations
fit around them. If people work harder than companies flourish.
For example, recent studies show there are £8.1 billion savings
available to UK businesses if they work more flexibly and what’s more
74% of businesses* believe that flexible working helps keep good
To find out how Excalibur can help your business and
employees work more flexibly, get in contact with us today by
calling 01793 744286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Source: Perspectives 2014 & Regus flexible working study 2014
THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE 2014