Flexible working is a benefit that sits high on most employees’ priority lists, especially as expectations change with regard to their careers and work-life balance. Let’s face it, we live in an age where it’s no longer the case that every employee needs to be in the office all the time, working long hours to be productive.
Flexible working, whether it’s working one day a week from home, job sharing, or working ‘off-peak’ hours, can improve productivity and morale, and it should lead to reduced overheads and increased loyalty for the company. In fact, there are all kinds of reasons why offering flexible working within your organisation is a no-brainer.
Here are ten more:
- Enhances recruitment and retention
- Increases staff motivation by providing a greater sense of control
- Reduces stress, fatigue and lack of focus in employees, through the ability to better balance work and personal responsibilities
- Increases employee satisfaction and morale
- Improves commitment and productivity resulting from support for personal work style preferences
- Reduces absences and tardiness
- Improves coverage and scheduling for the business
- Improves transportation and parking options
- Promotes health and wellness for employees
- Positive company culture, good PR for the organisation
Convinced yet? Flexible working has become part of what employees are looking for in their benefits package, so if you are offering it, you have the upper hand when it comes to hiring better talent…and that will do wonders for your business in 2019.
If you would like to talk about how you can offer more flexibility to employees in your organisation, we’d love to help. Call us on 0207 9203 9290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.