Flexible working – not just for women!

Flexible working is one of the most sought-after benefits for employees. The ability to log in at any time and work from anywhere can be an attractive proposition for a prospective employee.

In the past, flexible working has traditionally been associated with working mothers trying to balance home life and a career – however, this outdated misconception has been overturned by findings from a recent report. Four in five male workers surveyed admitted that they would prefer more control and more flexibility in their working day. 90% of employees claim to hate the nine-to-five schedule. Employees of both genders crave flexibility in order to cut down on hectic commuting times, increase their work-life balance and spend more time with loved ones.

The survey also found that young employees are the most concerned with flexible working, with 92% of 18-34-year-olds desiring the perk. Getting flexibility right will be an imperative for employers who want to attract and keep the best possible people at a time of skills shortages.

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