Women-friendly rules have failed to force flexible work
issue, say readers
• New family-friendly legislation has had little impact on
the priority given to flexible working, job sharing and other
More than three out of five respondents to the Personnel
Today reader survey said such policies are a low priority in their
organisation. Half of the 205 HR professionals surveyed said the priority given
to family-friendly issues will stay the same next year. But 44 per cent said
the priority will rise.
Public-sector organisations, employers in banking and
finance and larger firms in general are most likely to raise the priority given
to women-friendly policies. Male-dominated sectors, such as transport and
communications and manufacturing and construction, are least likely to give
greater prominence to such issues next year.