Flexible working bad for business say money men

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Flexible working bad for business say money menOn 15 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today More than a third of finance directors believe new flexible workinglegislation in the Employment Act will damage business by increasingadministration and costs. A survey of more than 300 finance directors shows that bosses are concernedthe new right for parents of young children to request flexible workingarrangements will lead to disruption in the workforce. The research, by recruitment firm Reed Accountancy, suggests financedirectors feel costs will rise as employers will have to hire temps andincrease overtime to cover staff working flexibly. In a separate survey legal consultancy Peninsula reported a 41 per centincrease in the number of calls to its advice line since the introduction ofthe new rights on 6 April. The firm claims employers are unhappy at the introduction of more red tapeand said many of the calls were from companies not aware of the changes untilthe last minute. Peninsula normally receives about 850 calls per day, but in the two daysfollowing the Employment Act’s introduction, it had 2,380 individual inquiries.www.reed.co.ukwww.peninsula-uk.com Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more