90% of People Say Flexible Working Increases Employee Morale
Still not convinced by the benefits flexible working can offer? Well, the other day we came across some research that may just change your mind…
According to a recent study by global workspace provider Regus, a staggering 90% of people believe that offering flexible working is a successful way of boosting staff morale and helping employees to achieve an improved work-life balance.
Regus interview over 2,200 business owners and senior managers for the study, the majority of whom have implemented flexible working strategies and are already seeing great results. The study was cited in a recent article on the Employee Benefits website.
What can flexible working hours achieve?
What’s clear is that confidence in flexible working is on the rise. In fact, the study did nothing but shed a positive light on flexible working. Here are some of the top stats:
- 81% of those polled view it as a way of boosting productivity, whereas just 74% said it had remained the same as the year before
- 67% saw it as a great way to cut back on costs
- 49% believed that it gives companies a recruitment advantage
Ok, so we know how employers feel about flexible working, but what about employees? Well, actually, the feeling’s pretty mutual: 68% of those polled said that flexible working is being increasingly demanded by prospective employees.
John Spencer, chief exec at Regus, said that how and when we work makes a massive difference to our happiness. And we couldn’t agree more.
Improved morale, increased productivity, a better work-life balance… what more could you want from – and for – your employees?
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