Third of UK employers now offer flexible working options, research finds


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A third of British companies have already adopted flexible working options for their staff, with more set to follow on the future, a recent research report from one of the UK’s largest job boards has revealed.

The poll from Monster.co.uk found that, although 33% of employers now offer flexible working schemes, nearly half (46%) of employers still do not have one in place at all.

Andy Sumner, managing director for Monster UK & Ireland, commented, “The need for employers to have a flexible working scheme is more important now than it has ever been. Flexible working has many advantages over traditional office hours and employers must ensure that they’re communicating these advantages to their employees and having an open and honest discussion about ways it can benefit both parties.

“Flexible working schemes allow employees to develop a good work-life balance and can help to make the most of today’s diverse workforce. They can enhance job satisfaction, productivity and create a much less stressed workforce allowing employers to get the most out of staff.”

Tensor time and attendance system offers extensive options for the management of flexible working hours

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.

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