US firms see a doubling in homeworking

first_img Comments are closed. US firms see a doubling in homeworkingOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Flexible working practices havedramatically increased in the US, according to research by the Society forHuman Resources Management.The SHRM 2001 BenefitsSurvey reveals that the number of employers offering flexible time off andhome-working has doubled over the past five years.It shows that 62 percent of US employers offer paid time off plans, compared with 33 per cent in1997. Under these schemes,all leave is combined into a general pool with the employee then deciding howit will be used.The number ofemployees enabled to work from home has almost doubled with 37 per cent ofemployers allowing them to telework, compared to 20 per cent in 1997.The number oforganisations offering flexitime has grown from 46 per cent to 58 per cent overfive years, while the number of employers allowing job shares also increased.”Reflecting ourincreasingly busy society, employers are offering more flexible benefits,”said SHRM president, Helen Drinan.The annual SHRMBenefits Survey questioned over 700 human resources professionals on the 160top benefits offered by employers in the US.www.shrm.org Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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