The future is getting flexi

Firms should face up to work-life issues, says Virginia Matthews

Almost 25 per cent of secretarial and administration staff would consider a career change if it achieved a better work-life balance, says a poll conducted by Crone Corkill, the office recruitment firm.

The poll comes after a recent employment law seminar concluded that firms that offer flexible working arrangements to former full-timers — not yet mandatory in law — are more likely to become “employers of choice” and inspire more loyalty among staff. Hosted by Crone Corkill with the law firm Simmons & Simmons, the seminar examined changes to the law on pregnancy, maternity and flexible working. It offered guidance on reducing the risk of claims being made by staff. Read full article.

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