Flexible working gives employees greater freedom to structure their work hours around personal responsibilities. There are various options available, including the following:
- Flexible working hours – the standard 9 to 5 model doesn’t work for everyone. With flexible working hours, employees can come in early or leave late and create a schedule that works best for them
- Compressed workweek – staff work four 10-hour days a week and so have more time on the weekends
- Hybrid working or fully remote – employees work some or all of the time from home
Benefits Of Flexible Working
Greater flexibility has benefits for both employers and employees.
For employees, it offers a better work-life balance and can increase motivation and job satisfaction.
For employers, flexibility is increasingly important in a competitive job market and strengthens your employer brand. A happier workforce often means productivity gains. Furthermore, you can save money on overheads as fewer people are in the office.