Incentives - will flexible working work for buyers?

29 May 2008
Following the theme of yesterday's blog on keeping staff happy, in this issue's adviser our experts supplied tips for managers losing experienced staff to outsourcing firms.
Their advice included using exit interviews to inform future policies, ensuring employees are being constantly challenged and providing work-life incentives. One such incentive is flexible working and the government recently announced plans to extend flexible working rights to all parents with children under the age of 16 (an extra 4.5 million parents). Is flexible working a practical option for buyers? What are the potential benefits/pitfalls managers and buyers should be aware of? What other incentives should managers consider in order to hold on to top purchasing talent?
Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
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