In early 2012, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation convened the Flexible Work Commission, bringing together employers, recruiters, think tanks and academics to assess the changing nature of work in the UK. The Commission, chaired by David Frost CBE, former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, has spent the past nine months speaking to employers across the UK about their views on, and approach to, flexibility.
The result is a report and series of recommendations that set out the real business case behind flexibility in all its forms, make clear the value of flexible work to business competitiveness and job creation, and pave the way for the expansion of flexible working throughout every sector of the UK economy.
More than one in three people has been a freelancer, contractor or agency worker. Watch our our video case studies to find out why people choose to work this way.
If you would like to download the Flex Appeal Report, please click here.
If you would like to download the Flexible Work Commission Report, please click here (PDF).
If you would like to download REC Guide: Zero Hours Contracts Policy, please click here (PDF).
If you would like to download REC International Voice, please click here (PDF).