Do you want to increase employee satisfaction and productivity? Offer flexibility in the workplace.
When it comes to attracting top talent, many employers are turning their attention to flexibility in the workplace.
Defining employee flexibility in the workplace
It’s important for employers to understand that workplace flexibility is more than just giving employees schedules that best suit their needs or allowing them to work from home on certain days. The authors of the study said that flexibility covers a wide range of working arrangements, including the following:
- Flexible arrival and departure times
- Work full-time from home or other freelance location
- Choice and control in work shifts
- Part-time work from home
Workplace flexibility doesn’t just mean working remotely. It covers all types of working arrangements, including [kedy] taking breaks, working from home or nursing leave. While no employer can accommodate all requirements, it can provide an option that appeals to a variety of candidates.
The research found that the two flexible workplace policies that employees most want are the choice of beginning and ending shifts and the ability to work where they want. Specifically, 26% of employees surveyed said flexible arrival and departure times were most important, and 22% said they preferred the ability to work from home or another location of their choice.
Flexible schedules can not only satisfy your current employees, but also appeal to potential job seekers and attract people with busy lives.
Flexibility in the workplace affects how you recruit and retain top talent for your business. As you invest in establishing work-life balance for your current and future employees, consider implementing flexible scheduling to increase employee satisfaction and help you attract top talent to your business.