Flexibility profiles of European companies

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21 October 2010
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21 October 2010
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Abstract

This report analyses European corporate practices in terms of working time flexibility as revealed by the European Company Survey 2009 (ECS 2009). Flexibility in working time is a central aspect of ongoing debates regarding boosting employment in the EU. Enabling employees to better balance their working time and domestic reponsibilities is seen as a key way of encouraging more citizens to enter and remain in the workforce. At the same time, greater working time flexibility on the part of companies – and hence, employees – can enable European enterprises to be more responsive to market demands, so boosting the Union’s competitiveness. An executive summary is available (see Related content).

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    45
    Reference No: 
    EF1060
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    Flexibility profiles of European companies

    This report analyses European corporate practices in terms of working time flexibility as revealed by the European Company Survey 2009 (ECS 2009). Flexibility in working time is a central aspect of ongoing debates regarding boosting employment in the EU. Enabling employees to better balance their working time and domestic reponsibilities is seen as a key way of encouraging more citizens to enter and remain in the workforce. At the same time, greater working time flexibility on the part of companies – and hence, employees – can enable European enterprises to be more responsive to market demands, so boosting the Union’s competitiveness. An executive summary is available.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF10601
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    Flexibility profiles of European companies - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    The flexibility practices of European companies were the subject of the European Company Survey (ECS) conducted by Eurofound in 2009. Managers and, where available, employee representatives in 27,000 companies were interviewed to establish what kind of flexibility measures were in place and how they were used. The results showed that the most common type of flexibility in companies across the EU Member States, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey is working time flexibility. A report  is available (see Related content).
     

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