Past year sees increase in flexible working policies

The CBI Employment Trends Survey 2000 found 88 per cent of employers have introduced at least one initiative aimed at allowing staff to work flexibly.

Of those questioned, 51 per cent said they have introduced subcontracting in the past year, while 44 per cent now have flexible working hours for staff.

The figure for job sharing is 36 per cent, and 23 per cent have introduced teleworking.

Term-time working and zero-hours contracts remain the least popular options, with only 12 per cent of organisations introducing either.

Of family-friendly policies introduced by organisations, help with childcare in the form of on-site nurseries or vouchers are offered by only 8 per cent.

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