Flexible working remains high on the agenda this Autumn. We are seeing a renewed focus on working patterns and as hybrid working has changed the way many of us work, businesses are still finding the right balance and looking at ways to encourage greater office-based working. While employers are mindful of the well documented advantages of staff being present in the workplace, workers' desire for more workplace flexibility continues to be an important consideration. What are the latest developments and what do they mean for employers?
Flexible Working: Is it all change?
A recent survey from Gartner has found that 59% of candidates who had accepted a job offer said they had done so because it offered greater flexibility in when or where they worked. Data from LinkedIn earlier this year indicated that more than a third of UK workers would have quit their job if their employer demanded they return to the office full-time.
Women are particularly keen on more workplace flexibility – more than half (52%) reported they had left or were considering leaving their job because of a lack of flexibility.
This is a hot issue for employees and one which employers need to address, so what are the latest developments and what do they mean for employers?