Results of the second flexible working employee survey

Results of the second flexible working employee survey
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Holt, Heather; Grainger, Heidi
Publisher
DTI
Date of publication
1 March 2005
Series
Employment Relations Research Series
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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The Second DTI Flexible Working Employee Survey finds that awareness of the right to request flexible working has increased, with almost two-thirds of employees aware of the right to request flexible working that was introduced in April 2003. Fourteen per cent of British employees reported that they had requested a change to their working arrangements in the last two years. Almost one-quarter (22 per cent) of employees with dependent children under the age of six have requested to work flexibly. Over four-fifths of employee requests were fully or partly accepted by employers, with the refusal rate significantly lower than before the new right to request flexible working was introduced. Over four-fifths of employees who had requested to change their working pattern said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their working arrangements. Only 11 per cent said they were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. Almost one in five employees reported taking time off to care for someone in the last two years, with over half taking time off to look after dependent children

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