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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

@emmetjryan
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...

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