Flexible working tops extra cash in jobseeker wish list

Jobseekers
would rather have flexible working than receive extra cash, according to
research by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Almost
half of the 4,000 respondents in its survey said they looked for flexible
working hours when hunting for a new job.

A
third said flexibility was more important than an extra £1,000 a year, with
just 10 per cent preferring a company car, and 7 per cent opting for gym
membership.

More
than 80 per cent of workers said they had felt pressure to stay long hours in
the office even when they have finished work for the day.

The
research was conducted in partnership with recruitment website www.reed.co.uk

By Quentin Reade

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