Employers happy with flexible working regulations

The
Government’s new flexible working regulations are proving to be more successful
than many critics had predicted according to the latest research.

A
survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and law
firm Lovells reveals that the regulations, introduced in April 2003, are
regarded as user-friendly by organisations in both the private and public
sectors.

Almost
two in three employers agree to at least half the requests for flexible
learning, either in the form submitted by employees or in modified form. 

Nine
out of 10 employers have no significant problems complying with the new right
to ask.

A
further 60 per cent of employers believe the current package of family-friendly
rights has not tipped the balance too far in favour of working parents.

www.cipd.co.uk

By Ross Wigham

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