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Spending time with family and friends is top benefit for flexible working

Spending time with family and friends is top benefit for flexible working

Spending more time with family and friends is the top things people would do if they could work more flexibly or from home, according to a survey by Populus.…

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Employers still failing to bridge 'trust gap' over flexible working

Employers still failing to bridge 'trust gap' over flexible working

One in four businesses do not trust their employees to work flexibly, even though over half believe it could boost employees’ productivity, according to a survey by Samsung UK.…

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Gingerbread celebrates the advantages of flexible working

Gingerbread celebrates the advantages of flexible working

Happier staff, reduced staff turnover, greater productivity and lower overheads are all key reasons to support flexible working, according to the single parents charity Gingerbread which has launched a Twitter day of action for more agile ways of working.…

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Flexible working 'could save £11.5bn'

Flexible working 'could save £11.5bn'

Flexible working could potentially add an extra £11.5bn per year to the UK economy through the more productive use of available working hours, the equivalent of 0.7 of GDP, according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and Citrix.…

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Many employer attitudes to pregnant women 'stuck in the 70s'

Many employer attitudes to pregnant women 'stuck in the 70s'

The attitudes of many employers towards pregnant women are still stuck in the 1970s – with the sacking, bullying and sidelining of expectant mothers commonplace, says a new report from the TUC.…

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