Statistics New Zealand says its latest business operations survey has found that 64% of responding businesses allowed employees to use personal sick leave, unpaid leave, or compassionate care leave to care for other people who are sick.
The sample survey reports on businesses with six or more employees. It found that the financial and insurance services industry had the largest proportion of businesses (79%) providing this type of leave arrangement.
However, just 10% of businesses overall offered childcare-related allowances or facilities. These were more prevalent in the education and training industry where they were provided by 35% of businesses.
Flexible start and finish times, and the option of part-time work were the more common types of flexible work arrangements offered by businesses.
Employment arrangements offered, Business Operations Survey 2018
|Use personal sick leave, unpaid leave or care leave to care for other people who are sick||64%|
|Able to buy extra annual leave or take leave wthout pay||56%|
|Parental leave provisions in addition to statutory provisions||20%|
|Childcare allowances or facilities||10%|
|Flexible start and finish times||57%|
|Option of part-time working||53%|
|Option of shift work||24%|
|Working from home||23%|