UK employers are to receive advice from the Department of Trade and Industry on the benefits of flexible working and how to improve their work-life balance.
The DTI has published two booklets on the issue, from its Work-Life Balance Campaign, which include case studies of successful companies which have benefited from introducing flexible working.
"Balancing the demands of work and life can improve business competitiveness and encourage individuals to perform to their potential in the workplace," employment relations minister Alan Johnson said.
"These guides are free to all businesses and individuals in the UK and I hope they will demonstrate the benefits of flexible working - there has never been a better time to consider what you can do to make a difference."
To receive a copy of Work-Life Balance: The Business Case or Work-Life Balance: The Individuals Guide call 0870 1502500 or visit www.dti.gov.uk/work-lifebalance
By Ben Willmott