Flexible working: A tale of two employers
Accounting firms will be interested by two recent stories regarding flexible working - one from the UK and one from the US.
Best Buy, a large US electronics retailer with almost 2,000 employees, has introduced the most radical flexible working scheme yet. Parents are allowed to turn up to work when they like, as long as they get their jobs done.
Working practices in the US have long centred around excessive working hours and short holidays.