Does it Pay to be Family-Friendly?

Exploring the Business Case

Bevan S | HR Network Paper MP9 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jul 2001

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Flexible working is one of the most important vehicles for improving employees' ability to balance the demands of work and life. This paper summarises the main elements of a business case for flexible working. In doing so it draws upon labour market forecasts, research on employee demand for flexible working and recent studies of the bottom-line impact of adopting such practices.