Dr James said: "While flexitime
allows workers to rejig the temporal pattern of hours worked, this merely addresses what for many workers is a symptom of work-life conflict rather than its underlying causes: including, total hours worked and lengthy commutes.
One such company is Greggs who have supported their employees through offering flexitime
, part time work and job shares to fit around family needs.
Another drawback to introducing flexitime
to staff, according to Hainey, is simple human nature.
Andrew Elliott, operations manager of Prague-based ICT Recruitment, said he believed flexitime
"was becoming more common within Czech companies."
UMC's Hsuan pointed out that putting flexitime
into practice is technically difficult in consideration of the ingrained mistrust between the management and the labor.
Its office-based staff use a flexitime
system that meets the majority of flexible working needs.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "The Olympics are an ideal opportunity for more employers to try out innovative flexible working practices such as flexitime
and home working.
The measure is part of changes aimed at reducing overtime by introducing non-stop working time and extending flexitime
, said senior official with the public administration and personnel department at the finance ministry, Sophia Vassiliou.
Only some staff at the Herbert had been on Flexitime
and while it was being scrapped the Trust was always sympathetic to any of its employees who had particular needs to adapt their hours.
The ad, offering PS10 an hour, put up by an agency called Horny Escorts on a board popular with jobseekers, offers work on a "flexitime
" basis with the only qualification needed listed as "must like sex".
The Department of Works and Pensions allowed the owner of the Horny Escorts agency to place the ad, which offers work on a "flexitime
" basis with the only qualification needed listed as "must like sex", the Mirror reported.