The UK’s workplaces have taken a bit of a battering in the last few years.
It’s fair to say that since the recession took hold, there hasn’t been a lot for businesses in the country to smile about.
The 2011-12 Workplace Employment Relations Study – carried out by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research – has revealed only 14 per cent of firms had to make redundancies during this time period.
However, 76 per cent of companies admitted they have changed some aspect of workplace practice, while 29 per cent of employees have seen their workload increase.
This highlights how a number of initiatives are required in order to kickstart the economy. Top of my list would be more flexible working, as this is great way to incentivise employees.
Offering them shift patterns that are more suitable to their home circumstances will not only improve their work-life balance, but should also boost employee engagement.
Posted by the Secret Businessman