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Women, work and productivity

Supplier: Mitrefinch Australia By: Katrina Hall
19 November, 2015

This Mitrefinch blog looks at some of the important issues surrounding women, work, and productivity...

A study published by Ernst & Young is turning the tables on some of the common misconceptions about women and mothers working part time. It found that women in flexible roles waste only 11.1 per cent of their working time, compared to an average of 14.5 per cent for the rest of the working population.

Flexible working women are more productive.

The study went on to conclude that, given over 40 per cent of working women are part-timers, compared to roughly 13 per cent of men, there is enormous potential for unlocking hidden productivity that employers would do well to recognise.

Separate research from Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) found that women who work 15-24 hours per week believe their job improved their time with their family and made them a better parent. Could the greater productivity of female part-timers be due to greater satisfaction, personally and professionally?

But flexible work arrangements are not just a women’s issue or a mothers’ issue. The many benefits for companies implementing flexible working options can be realised by companies and their employees from a wide range of backgrounds.

Mitrefinch's employee time and attendance software can help businesses organise the schedules and times of their home workers and part-time workers.

Our mobile workforce applications improve workplace productivity by making it easier for supervisors and employees to complete a wide range of work related and administrative tasks from any location, at any time. With their own mobile phone or computer, employees can clock in/out or on/off specific jobs from remote work sites, request leave, and review their work information in real time.