Some of the UK’s largest employers have recently backed a report that advocates the benefits of flexible working. Reducing absenteeism, making more efficient use of office space (and helping reduce travel costs and carbon emissions) are some of the benefits businesses can reap from this working arrangement.
Companies will also benefit from being able to recruit talent with better qualifications, experience and contacts when they utilise flexible working.
The Advanced Workplace Associates (http://bit.ly/qsCKxb) foresees 10% of the future workforce working from home, or at least having a flexible working arrangement. Of course it’s not a ‘one size fits all’, many roles require full time employees, this applies conversely, a lot of roles do not require people at their desks 9 -5, Monday to Friday.
In what situations would flexible working benefit your company and its employees?