RTTNews - Tuesday, a new survey of key workplace trends by the Confederation of British Industry and Harvey Nash, a recruitment firm found that the recession dramatically changed the workplace landscape as both employers and staff work to protect businesses and jobs.

Flexible working hours, extended shut-downs, extra holiday and reduction in paid overtime became more commonplace with deepening recession and firms became determined to cut costs.

John Cridland, CBI Deputy Director-General said, This has been a particularly bruising recession, but one of its most positive and striking aspects has been the commitment of many businesses and their staff to work together to try to trim costs and save jobs.

The survey was conducted between April and May. There were 704 respondents, who employ a total of almost three million people.

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