We asked 250 businesses in London and the southeast to give us their views about flexible working. The good news is, perceptions about flexible working are more positive now compared with ten years ago.

Employer attitudes to flexible working:

  • By offering flexibility, employers felt they could access a broader talent pool of candidates.
  • Employers agreed that flexible working increases retention of valuable employees.
  • Flexible working also boosts employee wellbeing and satisfaction.

We’ve received some great feedback about flexible working attitudes. Here are a couple of our favourites:

“When employing working mums, they are often highly qualified, so you get a much higher calibre of candidate by allowing them to work in school hours.”

“We realised that people need that work life balance to exist. If we can be more flexible around their home commitments, they are happier in the workplace and less likely to leave which in itself reduces costs.”

You can read the full report in detail here. If you’re an employer and would like to open up your job search to a new talent pool, get in touch. Or to talk to us about any of the findings of the research, please contact your local Ten2Two office today. We’d love to hear from you.

 

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