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Parents Want Flexible Work

In a recent “Parents & Work” survey conducted by FlexJobs from November 14 – 30th, 2012, 725 parents were asked about how work affects them and their families. The questions considered the issues working parents think about and confront on a regular basis, and how work flexibility might impact those.

The results showed that working parents are very optimistic that they can be both great employees and great parents (81%), but they overwhelmingly believe that having a flexible job helps them achieve that – 97% say a flexible job would help them be a better parent in some way and 95% said that a flexible job would allow them to be more productive (67%) or as productive in their job. Additionally, 89% of respondents said that work flexibility is the most important factor in finding their next job, with competitive pay being the second most important at only 50%.

One of the most interesting data points was that 89% of the respondents said if they had a flexible job it would increase the time they spend volunteering in their children’s school or organized activities. This potential increase in parent volunteering could convert to much-needed involvement and even cost-savings benefits for schools and community programs.

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