Businesses are being urged to embrace new legislation regarding
flexible hours for staff, despite many bosses finding recruitment an uphill struggle.
The rules surrounding the Work and Families Act which came into
force this week has left many bosses concerned, but online training
provider, learndirectbusiness says the scheme can actually be a
positive for employers.
Some firms have viewed the new rules, which include allowing more
flexible hours to staff members with children, elderly relatives or
disabled family members as an extra burden.
But learndirectbusiness insists that it is necessary for employers
to adapt to a changing society where women particularly are being
forced to juggle work and home life.
The call for employers to modernise is good news for graduates who are looking for work but hoping to
organise their day around other responsibilities.
Michelle Lofthouse, director of business development at
learndirectbusiness, said: "Although women make up nearly 50 per
cent of the workforce, old fashioned employers are costing the
economy up to £23 billion by failing to recognise that
well-trained, experienced and educated women can still make a major
contribution to the workforce even if they don't want to work five
full days a week."
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