Saturday December 14, 2019

Study backs flexible working

A survey commissioned by Data Solutions has found that a higher uptake of flexible working among Irish knowledge workers would add €4.28 billion to our economy through increases in employment and productivity.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

6th September, 2015
Michael O’Hara, managing director, Data Solutions, and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

According to the study, working flexibly two days a week on average would save Irish knowledge workers €252 million annually in transportation costs. The cost of commuting for knowledge workers, including fuel and transport tickets, is on average €47 per week.

The survey found that 42 per cent of flexible workers are willing to work extra hours each week, which is worth a potential €621 million to the Irish economy each year. Of these, 61...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Irish business signs partnership with Canadian firm Instant Brands to bring more users to its platforms

Emmet Ryan | 12 hours ago

Facebook has called on the Department of Justice to modernise Ireland’s bugging laws

Aaron Rogan | 3 weeks ago

Speakers at the Lisbon event looked at online dangers to democracy and the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan | 1 month ago