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Flexibility profiles of European companies


Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2010 - ISBN 978-92-897-0873-9

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

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. M. Kerkhofs, A. Román, P. Ester (OSA Institute for Labour Studies)
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