Eighty-two percent of human resources professionals believe that all employees should have the right to request flexible working and more than half (57%) already offer the right to all staff according to a snapshot survey from People Management.
Outside the Human Resources profession there is still resistance to change as the attititude of line managers (28%) and operational pressures (27%) were seen as significant barriers to change.
The RAC Foundation is a supporter of the organisation and movement Workwise UK, which has recently launched a ‘quality mark’ standard for businesses to aspire to when looking at adopting flexible working practices. From a transport perspective commuters travel on average two and a half time around the world during their working careers. The congestion, environmental and health impact of this traditional 9-5 approach to work is becoming less desirable and it is encouraging to see that human resources professionals are taking the issue seriously and helping to gather and maintain momentum around the issue.