Research from Tiger Recruitment, UK employees want more flexibility despite the pandemic thrusting alternative work arrangements into the spotlight.
Of the over 2,100 UK workers surveyed, 28% said they are still not offered any form of flexible working, a slight 5% increase from the previous year.
Remote working is the most common work option at the moment and 51% of employees are offered it. However, only 22% are offered flexi-time, which is the second most common work option.
Remote and flexible working has been proven to improve productivity and employee satisfaction, so why aren’t these options more available to workers?
In fact, losing flexibility is one of the biggest fears of returning to the office for workers.
“The pandemic has shown that a more flexible way of working is possible and productive, and many people are reluctant to give that up. It’s often the first thing candidates ask us about when applying for jobs,” said David Morel, CEO of Tiger Recruitment. “Employers who continue to resist a move to more flexible ways of working may find themselves at a serious disadvantage, unable to attract and retain the best talent for their business.”