Flexible Jobs for Women

Rigid working structures remains an obstacle to be overcome by women, even though new technologies have made working conditions more flexible in the world.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

According to Sonia Vanegas, country manager of Manpower, at a global level, for several years many companies have started to promote policies that are friendly to women's performance. "Many women still fail to establish the balance between personal and professional life due to, among other things, rigid schedules that keep them stuck in the office," says Vanegas.

According to the official, flexible labor policies can be set because new technologies are making it possible, although it is not always possible for all positions. "Usually where we have used the policy of "labor flexibility" it is in the service sector, because they constantly need new workers for its growth and because they can often manage this "kind of arrangement," says Vanegas.

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Information technologies encourage flexible employment schemes which improve quality of life for workers and boost productivity for organizations.

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