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Home working ‘is helping to improve workplace diversity’

23rd March

Category: Workforce Mobility

Companies that implement home working practices are likely to be able to benefit from a more diverse workforce.

This is the view of Maggie Berry, managing director for information portal Women in Technology, who states that the advent of remote access technology has made working from home "easier than ever before".

She observed that this is making it easier for women and those with family responsibilities to become involved in sectors such as IT, as it allows them to take advantage of flexible or part-time working arrangements.

Ms Berry said these benefits should be extended to staff members of both genders to help them avoid having to choose between their families and careers.

"It's important to make sure flexible working isn't just part of a diversity policy on paper, but that it's something staff can really take advantage of," she explained.

Earlier this month, Martin Lyne of T-Mobile stated that more and more companies are now judging their staff's productivity on their results, rather than the time they spend working in an office environment.

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