Employers not providing technology for flexible working
1 March 2012
While the majority of European businesses allow flexible working, only 17% provide a combination of basic technology to enable it, according to new study.
The survey commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Vanson Bourne suggests that 82% of European businesses allowing flexible working and 63% of these businesses record they have policies and guidelines in place in their company.
However only 17% of businesses provide a combination of basic requirements to enable more flexible working, such as a laptop, a smartphone and a remote connection to the company network.
“Businesses that will be successful in the future will be those who break down the barriers between people, workplaces and technologies and empower their employees to be productive and creative wherever they are," says Klaus Holse, Vice President, Microsoft Western Europe,
“If European businesses want to fully reap the benefits of flexible working, they need to make information, interaction and access readily available to all their knowledge workers.
"IT is a catalyst for new ways of working, but competitive advantage increasingly comes from letting employees use technology in the way they want to. This requires a business culture that puts people first.”
More Flexibility in the workplace with Borer's FUSION T&A System.
Borer's Time and Attendance system is designed to offer employees more flexibility in the workplace. With more and more emphasis being placed on work life balance, organisations must define procedures to support employees.
One way to do this is by implementing flexitime by providing staff with flexible working hours to accommodate those working part-time, family priorities, covering absences and job sharing.