Our Flexible Working Survey 2017 revealed that flexible working has come a long way in the last ten years. But more still needs to be done to bring it into mainstream consciousness.

  • Just 20% of employees feel the recent legislation to make it a legal right to request flexible working has improved the adoption of flexible working.
  • 61% of employees feel their organisation has become more flexible in the last two years.
  • But nearly 80% of comments were negative or at best ambivalent about the attitudes of employers – organisations and line managers – towards flexible working and the people who want to or who are working flexibly.

With so many benefits for businesses seeking great quality professional staff, flexible workers need to be taken seriously. That means a better promotion structure, more incentives and more respect for flexible workers across the board.

Our report outlines that professionals feel improved gender representation, equal pay audits, HR performance-based reviews rather than presenteeism and more senior managers working flexibly would all help to improve attitudes to flexible working.

If you’d like to find out more about the part-time and flexible opportunities our recruitment agency offers, please register online here today. Or if you’re a business that’s struggling to find great people, it could be time to talk to us.

Let’s make flexible working a routine ‘norm’ rather than a company benefit. The business landscape is ready for it so we believe this is the perfect time to go for it. Thanks for reading.

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