Businesses Are Not Offering Flexible Working

According to research by Censuswide on behalf of Unify, 37 per cent of Britons said that their companies still do not offer flexible working arrangements despite the UK’s new Flexible Working Policy.

39 per cent of respondents said they would be more loyal to the business and 24 per cent who would recommend their place of work, if flexible working expectations were met.

The UK saw Flexible Working Policy come into legislation in June 2014. 40 per cent of respondents said they would find it a major liberation and improve their professional life, if they could work entirely outside of the office. Furthermore, 51 per cent of respondents feel their colleagues and interruptions get in the way of doing their job.

Robert Keenan, Head of Portfolio Management, at Unify UK & Ireland said: “Last year, Volume 4 of Unify’s NW2W (New Way to Work) Index revealed that nearly half of all employees would have chosen a flexible working arrangement over a pay raise, and almost a third revealed that they would change employers if offered flexible work elsewhere.

“For those employers that are serious about attracting and maintaining the best talent, it is time to start enabling new ways of working amongst employees.”

To access the full report, click here.

Mike Sandiford
Head of Partnerships
0207 193 9931

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