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Employer News - More SMEs using Flexible Working to reduce Absence, say GRiD

Absence may be an issue for businesses of all sizes, but it seems SMEs in particular are using flexible working as an ally to offset absence-related issues.

Research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness benefits), has shown that absence is an issue across the board for businesses of all shapes and sizes, and across all sectors and locations.

However, the research also reveals that smaller businesses – possibly with more limited HR and benefits resources in comparison to big businesses – are taking practical measures to reduce absence, with flexible working policies at the top of the list of measures.

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