Women-friendly rules have failed

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
"women-friendly" policies.

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.

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