Over a third of small-to-medium-sized firms are using flexible working to support staff compared to under a quarter of large firms
Research by GRiD has found that 35% of SMEs with up to 249 employees are combatting absenteeism with flexible working compared to just 23% of firms with staff of over 250 people. The study of 500 HR decision makers also found that 38% of micro business with between one and nine employees use flexible working as a means of reducing absence. "The larger the workforce, the easier it is to offer flexible working but the harder it is to monitor it," said Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD....
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