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A new report from recruitment specialists Reed claims that employees are embracing more flexible working patterns but continue to work long hours.
Many workers also admit that they are totally hooked on email, almost half (48%) say they can’t live without it, putting it above equality laws and mobile phones. More than one in 10 men (11%) also said they couldn’t live without their Blackberry and more than a quarter said the same of their laptop.
Tom Lovell, group managing director of Reed Specialist, said: “The key is that today’s workforce wants the flexibility to choose the working environment that best suits their lifestyle and aspirations. Employers also really need to understand applicants’ motivations so that they can achieve cultural as well as skills fit when recruiting the best people.”