Almost 25 percent of workers have requested flexible working, study reveals
An estimate 23% of workers have requested flexible working despite more than half (54%) being aware of the government’s right to request legislation, a study by O2 Business has found.
The survey of 2,000 UK workers suggested that the main reasons for not taking up flexible working are a lack of trust (chosen by 31% of those polled), a business culture that doesn’t encourage working away from the office (28%) and a lack of technology to facilitate it (20%).
Unfortunately, it would seem that this trend is set to continue, with only 12% of workers believing their organisation would embrace flexible working in 2015.
O2 Business general manager of SMB Paul Lawton said flexible working has many benefits, such as improving morale, raising levels of employer loyalty and productivity gains.
Tensor Workforce Management systems pack extensive support for flexible working
Tensor plc supplies an extensive range of workforce management solutions that cater for all the requirements of the modern workplace, including flexible working.
The 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. The system 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.