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Flexible working found to engage female employees

Flexible working found to engage female employees

A new report has found female members of staff are engaged through flexible working.

Research conducted by Randstad US showed almost half of women (49 per cent) say their company is flexible and accommodating in terms of hours or working …

UK SMEs ‘not making long-term business plans’

UK SMEs 'not making long-term business plans'

Some 57 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are only planning between six and 12 months in advance.

This is according to research by npower and it highlights how businesses are failing to be proactive …

‘Numerous benefits’ associated with flexible working

'Numerous benefits' associated with flexible working

Businesses should embrace flexible working solutions in an effort to reduce overheads and improve staff satisfaction levels.

The option is becoming increasingly popular with organisations, as there are benefits for both the employer and employee if it is rolled out …

Flexible working employed by 1/3 of large law firms

Flexible working employed by 1/3 of large law firms

Only one-third of large law firms signed up to the Law Society diversity charter have introduced flexible working solutions.

An annual self-assessment of the performance of 177 cohort firms has found that the majority of organisations have so far not …

2013 is the Year of the Freelancer

2013 is the Year of the Freelancer

Now is the perfect time for UK adults to embrace freelancing.

This is according to tax specialist Nixon Williams and the organisation has labelled 2013 as the Year of the Freelancer. There are a number of benefits associated with the …

Skills shortage ‘leaves businesses worried’

Skills shortage 'leaves businesses worried'

Businesses are worried about their growth prospects because of a skills shortage.

The Grant Thornton International Business Report found that 39 per cent of global firms are struggling to recruit the right people for their organisations, while 64 per cent …