In the mid 1990's Ernst & Young, a major US accounting firm, launched its flexible work options. At the time, although hiring was split evenly between males and females, the attrition rate was higher among females with only 72% of females remaining beyond the 4-year point in their careers. In 2005 approximately 10% of the company's 23,000 US employees, including 27% percent of women at the senior management level and 20% of male employees, were working some form of flexible schedule, with at lea...

BPIR Categories

9.10.1 Retain human capital
9.6.3 Develop work & family work/life support systems
15.4.5 Employee recruitment, retention, succession plans

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