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Are the days of office based 9:00 to 5:00 over?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

In the YouGov survey of almost 1200 working adults, 27 per cent of those aged between 45 and 54 complained that their employers gave staff with family responsibilities preferential treatment when it comes to flexible working requests. Goes to show that quite a few of us would appreciate a few less hours in the office in exchange for less pay or an option to work remotely. Why don’t employers offer flexible working to all staff then? My experience shows that a great deal of employers are afraid they would not be able to meet customer demands...

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Are share schemes ineffective?

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Using shares in reward aims at taking a more holistic view of an organisation’s “value” rather than using a one- dimensional criterion of profit increase or a specific performance metric. However, basing rewards on shares has its drawbacks. With the share prices volatile in the current economic climate, any future pay out looks rather unpredictable. That may explain why the study of 1,100 executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the London School of Economics found that the majority would rather have money in cash than up to 3 times that...

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