Team aims to transform work cultureOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The Government has appointed a team of top experts to help it promoteflexible working with employers.Announcing the appointments last week, equal opportunities minister MargaretHodge said the committee will help the Government “brainstorm” waysto transform the British work culture.”Employers save on recruitment costs by retaining skilled staff,”she said. “There is a drop in sick leave and absenteeism and employees aremore loyal and better motivated. All this helps businesses gain greaterproductivity and higher profits. We know this to be the case with employers whohave implemented flexible working practices.”The campaign will be launched in full later this year.Lloyds TSB, Littlewoods, the Engineering Employers’ Federation, SurreyCounty Council, the Employers’ Organisation for Local Government and theFederation of Small Businesses will represent employers on the 17-strongcommittee.The Government’s move follows the launch of a work-life manual by theIndustrial Society (News, 18 January).The Institute for Economic Research will carry out a survey to find out whatkinds of flexible working are provided.www.dfee.gov.ukwww.indsoc.co.uk/ Related posts:No related photos.