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Flexible working: the competitive advantage

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Our recent research suggests that employers are missing a trick when it comes to flexible working.

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Flexible working: the competitive advantage

  1. 1. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved. Employers are missing a trick when it comes to flexible working.
  2. 2. It has been over two years since the right to request flexible working was introduced. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. But there’s a significant disconnect between the high numbers of people who want to work flexibly, and the low numbers of employers who actively embrace it. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. 54% 34% But just a third do Over half of the UK’s working population want the opportunity to work remotely or from home Working remotely Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. 63% 37% But almost double that said they want flexible start and finish times And just over a third of people have flexible start and finish times Flexible start/ finish times Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved. Flexible working is more important to people than you might think. 81% would look for flexible working options before joining a company 53% would rather have flexible working over a 5% salary increase
  7. 7. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved. And the benefits of flexible working are varied. 92% of employers believe flexible workers are just as,if not more productive 65% believe their employees would be more loyal and stick around for longer
  8. 8. of employers make it standard practice to offer information about flexible working options before someone joins their company 32% don’t make it standard practice 68% But despite this... Less than a third of employers claim to fully embrace and promote flexible working to all staff. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved. And perceptions about flexible working are still very mixed. 28% of people say they would not feel comfortable talking to their employer about a more flexible work pattern.
  10. 10. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved. So what can organisations do to improve?
  11. 11. Research by Atomik Research. Produced by Hydrogen Group plc and My Family Care Ltd. Additional graphics courtesy of: Julia Tim/Shutterstock.com, PureSolution/Shutterstock.com, Bloomicon/Shutterstock.com, VoodooDot/Shutterstock.com, HiSunnySky/Shutterstock.com. Copyright ©2016 Hydrogen Group plc. All Rights Reserved. Download the full report to find out: www.flexibleworkingreport.com

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