DTI promotes firms’ work-life policies with share of £10.5m

Nearly 100 private, public and voluntary sector employers are to benefit
from the DTI’s £10.5m Challenge Fund to promote work-life balance policies.

The fund provides free consultancy support for employers who want to develop
and implement good policies and working practices for their workforce.

Lesleyanne Freeman, HR director for Leicestershire Constabulary, one of the
93 organisations to benefit from the fund, said the award would help the force
challenge work patterns and culture while maintaining its operational

She said, "The constabulary will be employing consultancy support to
supplement work being undertaken by its internal personnel and management team.

This is to explore practical ways in which it can improve recruitment and
retention and develop employment initiatives which optimise work-life
opportunities for all its employees, both police officers and support


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