I thought I’d summarise an article printed in business section of Irish Independent on 03rd June. Main points as follows :
Ireland lags 20th out of 27 on European Table on flexible working and is costing SME’s between €100,000 and €150,000 per year. At present 3% of Irish Firms are working flexibly but the study expects this figure to grow to 39% by 2014.
The study found that 54% of mums want to be able to work from home while 87% of Dads say they would be more productive if they did not have to commute.
The deficit between the level of flexibility working in Ireland and average levels of flexible working in the EU costs our economy €350 million per year.
Above summary of Vodafone Report on Flexible Working in Ireland and Europe.