Flexible working options would benefit older employees, charities’ report reveals

Providing flexible working options would enable more older women to stay in employment while in the same time allowing them to fulfil their caring commitments for ageing parents, children and grandchildren, a new report drawn up by charities Age UK and Carers UK suggests.

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Age UK’s analysis of the Labour Force Survey found that in 2012 36.8% of women worked flexibly, down from 38.3% in 2010, while long-term unemployment among women aged 50-64 in the same period rose from 34.5% to 40.7% – an increase of nearly a fifth.

Flexible working can include a range of options, including working from home, doing flexitime or compressing hours, all of which can allow people to balance personal responsibilities with work.

All the companies that consider offering their employees flexible working options should also implement the required workforce management systems beforehand, and this is specifically where Tensor’s WinTA.NET solution could put its market-leading efficiency to very good use.

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, WinTA.NET can supply working rules to calculate the correct result. The system 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, by using a Tensor Smart Card and input device (keypad, barcode scanner etc), workers can book time against multi-tiered jobs to produce a fully costed analysis and breakdown of time spent on each job. Reports show jobs that are over budget or those approaching their budget limit. This information can also be exported to a spreadsheet.

If you’d like to find out more about the WinTA.NET Time and Attendance monitoring and management solution, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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