Flexible working is now an everyday part of life in Britain. 8 million people work part time (30 hours a week or less) and around 4 million usually work from home. For the first time, Timewise can reveal that an additional 8.7 million UK-based full time workers want to work flexibly right now (whether part time or more remotely), accounting for two in every five.
While 9 in 10 employers are open to the idea of hiring a talented flexible worker, managers do not communicate this strongly enough, soon enough and in particular miss a key opportunity at the point when a role is advertised.
As if finding great employees wasn’t enough of a problem for small business owners, keeping them poses yet another HR challenge. Plantronics Workplace Flexibility Survey of 270 small business owners conducted last year by the Corporate Executive Board found that 44 percent say that finding and retaining talent is the most difficult aspect of HR/labor … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Mickie Ashman has what she regards as the ideal arrangement at work as she nears retirement. The 66-year-old Calgary human-resources co-ordinator has the security of a permanent job at AltaGas Ltd., an energy infrastructure firm, but she has been able to reduce her work hours from full-time to a more comfortable three days a week. … Continue reading
Marissa Mayer left Google to tackle what ailed Yahoo. And this week she took on … telecommuting. Yahoos were pleased with the new iPhones and free food from the new boss – a Google-icious touch. But, depending on the speaker, this “bold,” “outrageous,” or “1950s” decree eliminating work from home has stirred up comment, incredulity … Continue reading
Generation Y would choose workplace flexibility, work/life balance and the opportunity for overseas assignments over financial rewards, a study published by PwC has found. The PwC NextGen survey of 44,000 workers, in conjunction with the London Business School and the University of Southern California, reveals Generation Y are more likely to stay in a job … Continue reading
The 9 to 5 job may soon be a relic of the past, if Millennials have their way. Continue reading