Adoption of flexible working options lagging behind in London


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The impact of flexible working legislation has been minimal in London, research from the CIPD has found.

Despite the fact that, ever since July 2014, employees with at least 26 weeks’ service have been allowed to request flexible working, only around 52 per cent of Londoners enjoy any sort of flexible working, 2 per cent below the national average.

Furthermore, 69 per cent of Londoners who work flexibly are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their jobs, compared with 52 per cent of those who don’t work flexibly.

And 24 per cent of flexible workers living in London report being under excessive pressure every day or at least once or twice a week, compared to 42 per cent of non-flexible workers. Almost a quarter of those working flexibly are ‘very satisfied’ with their work-life balance, 32 per cent above their counterparts.

An analysis of 3.5 million job adverts earlier this year suggested that just 6.2 per cent of those offering a full-time equivalent salary of £20,000 or more mentioned a degree of flexibility. London was rated the worst place to find flexible, well-paid work.

Tensor time and attendance systems deliver full support for flexible working

Tensor plc is the “go to” company for an extensive range of workforce management solutions that cater for all the requirements of the modern workplace, including flexible working.

The Tensor time and attendance system can supply working rules for a variety of purposes, from simple determination of overtime by the number of daily hours worked, to the more complex payment of overtime hours adjusted when periodic targets are not met. It also contains special rules to accommodate the formal flexitime contracts worked by many public sector employees. Workers paid on an annual contract basis can receive reports stating how many contracted hours they have yet to work.

Additionally, our top-range WinTA suite features an On-line Self Service module that allows staff to clock IN or OUT, check hours, request leave + other functions via internet, mobile or other communications.

Furthermore, with the Telephone Clocking module, staff can call in from remote locations to clock IN or OUT or review their flexitime balance or remaining holiday entitlement. After entry of their pass code, an automated, spoken menu guides employees to the option they require.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of workforce management and Time and Attendance solutions supplied by Tensor and just how we can help your company implement thorough and reliable flexible working arrangements, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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