She is also chairman of the National Group on Homeworking
TUC North East Regional Secretary Beth Farhat said: "These figures show how hundreds of thousands of people in the region have embraced homeworking
is seen as one of the new business cultures for QS firms to execute and presume to survive in construction industry.
The biggest increases have been in the South East, Scotland and Wales, although nine out of 10 new homeworking
jobs are part-time.
At a time when many businesses have seen headcount reduce, smaller businesses will be aware that adopting job share or part-time working arrangements may not be feasible and homeworking
will also incur additional costs and liabilities.
was seen to have moved forward once again: 42% of survey respondents now allow some agent homeworking
to take place, with the overall number of homeworking
agents more than tripling since 2007.
These will include more flexible working arrangements, with homeworking
, and utilising remaining council buildings, more effectively," she said.
There are two broad categories of homeworking
and these are: * Manufacturing processes, for example machine sewing, dressmaking knitting etc.
Lower construction costs, fewer planning restrictions and the growth of homeworking
are creating a buoyant market for outbuildings, sheds, log cabins and garden offices according to tradesmen polled by Screwfix.
The women stressed the importance of flexible hours for full time jobs, homeworking
, followed by support for childcare.
Broad strategies such as homeworking
support and green power generation are also discussed.
Plus, the Learning & Development Zone offering a range of programmes and vocational qualifications to ensure performance improvement and the ContractXchange Home Agent Showplace where visitors can observe real homeworking
agents over the two days are also recent additions.
Organisations from all sectors of the UK economy are embracing homeworking
, with one exception--the contact centre industry.
Avoiding the commute to and from work is the most popular reason for homeworking
, with 66 per cent of respondents citing it as an advantage.
enable more flexible working practices, such as more homeworking