Flexibility profiles of European companies

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21 October 2010
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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 theirRead more

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 responsibilities 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.

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    2
    Reference no.: 
    ef10601
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    Flexibility profiles of European companies - Executive summary

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    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).
     

Part of the series

  • European Company Survey 2009

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2009, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

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