Flexible working increasing in the US

Flexible
working conditions are on the increase in the USA according to a survey by US-based
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

The
SHRM 2001 Benefits Survey reveals the number of employers offering flexible
time off and homeworking has doubled over the last five years.

According
to the annual survey, 62 per cent of American employers offer paid time off plans
compared with 33 per cent in 1997. Under a PTO plan, all leave is combined into
one general pool for which the employee can decide how it will be used.

The
annual SHRM Benefits Survey questioned over 700 human resources professionals
on the 160 top benefits offered by employers in the US.

www.shrm.org

By
Gideon Burrows

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