Posted on May 21, 2013 by allmumkind
Over the past five years, homeworking has risen by almost 15% and the majority of these flexible roles are occupied by women.
The south-east has witnessed the sharpest rise in homeworking, which is closely followed by Scotland and Wales.
Since 2007, up to half a million UK employees are now working from home and gender wise, over two thirds of these are men and more women are working towards homebased roles.
New home-working roles being created this year is mostly occupied by women as a large proportion of new roles are part-time, which is considered a new trend.
Although home-working is on the rise this figure doesn't include the percentage of workers who on "occasion" work from home over each year.
It has been feared that the recession would disrupt flexible working practices, however, with home-working on the rise, the TUC has confirmed that it has become an essential part of the UK labour market.
Technological progress has had an impact on the rise of home-working, as less face to face contact with colleagues or customers has enabled this.
There are major benefits for businesses and employees when working from home through costs, however lack of team cohesion and loneliness can play a demotivating part.
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