18 December 2014
Many employers are still not embracing the benefits of flexible working, despite a third of workers wanting to change the way they work.
According to a report by the CIPD, many employers are still not embracing flexible working and the benefits it can bring, despite a third of workers wanting to change the way they work.
The study found that 90% of the organisations surveyed offered some sort of flexible working. Technically this should be 100% as all employees now have the right to request it. However, the majority (62%) only considered it after receiving a flexible working request, rather than proactively encouraging it. Of those surveyed, fewer than half said flexible working options were available for all staff.
It found that 28% of employees would like to change their working arrangements, by changing when they start/finish work or the number of hours or days they work. Interestingly, only 21% said they’d like more flexibility on where they work.
It also discovered that:
Other findings from the report include information on employee work preferences:
You can read the full report here.