29 Aug '11, 10am

Firms offering flexible work report increase in productivity

Firms offering flexible work report increase in productivity

SINGAPORE : Singapore companies offering flexible and home-based work arrangements are reporting a 10 per cent increase in productivity, on top of savings in rental and transportation costs. Such arrangements also allow them to tap into the more than one million economically-inactive residents in Singapore. And according to a Manpower Ministry survey last year, 35 per cent of employers offer at least one form of flexible work arrangement, up from 25 per cent in 2007. Joanne Ng is a customer service officer with SP Services. She joined her company's Work-from-Home scheme last year to take care of her three daughters - giving her more time to do things like preparing healthier home-cooked meals. She said: "When my kids are sick, basically I am around. I know how to take care of them. That is the part that you have your mind at ease, knowing that you are there when they...nee...

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