Flexible Working Recommended by Employment Commission For Modern Workplace

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Flexible Working Recommended by Employment Commission For Modern Workplace

More businesses could be encouraged to invest in VOIP business phone systems for their employees’ home offices if they take on board new recommendations for flexible working.

Personnel Today reports that flexible working options should be routinely offered in new roles if employers are to meet the challenges of the modern working environment.

This was one of the recommendations made in a new report published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Future of Jobs Commission, stating employers ought to proactively nurture their workforce to avoid a skills shortage in future.

The Commission, which is chaired by former employment minister Esther McVey, also stipulated that government should find new ways to measure the success of the UK jobs market, including exploring pay gaps, social mobility, inclusion and productivity.

Flexibility, it seems, is key, with the think tank calling for companies to be “creative in their recruitment” by offering perks such as flexible working.

The younger generation of workers is attracted by flexible working, the Commission revealed, with this fresh cohort valuing work-life balance and personal development as part of their career.

“With the pace of change, there will be turbulent times ahead, but we want this report to fuel the debate about what the future world of work could and should look like,” McVey was quoted as saying.

This is the latest in a string of reports stating there is a demand for flexible working – and that working from home is not a productivity sink. A Timewise study recently revealed that 87 per cent of British workers either already have flexible working options or would like to be able to work flexibly.

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