Increase Profit With Flexibility
Move away from a traditional 9-5 office arrangement and hire a highly productive person for your business. Juggle works with you to select the right schedule to suit your need.
Flexibility gives you the business advantage
Flexible work attracts candidates
84% of candidates look at an employer’s flexible working policy when considering application and 40% would choose flexible working over a pay rise. Schedule flexibility, in particular, is a top-three motivator for career decisions globally.
However, flexibility in schedule or location must be explicit in job listings and throughout the application process in order to have the greatest impact.
Flexible work increases gender diversity
For many, flexible work is considered a necessity and not a perk.
One such group is professional women returning from career breaks, including maternity leave. 76% of professional women on career breaks want to return to work, however they still face significant obstacles in coming back into the workplace.
65% of female professionals are likely to be working below their potential when they return to work , whether as a result of occupational downgrading or involuntarily working fewer hours than they would prefer. As of 2015, only 6% of advertised roles with a salary of over £20,000 are available on a flexible basis; this shrinks to 2% for roles with a salary of over £100,000.
An increased availability of flexible roles for higher-skilled jobs, alongside addressing negative bias towards CV gaps, has been identified as a practical solution to closing this gender gap.
Read more about how diversity benefits the bottom line.
Flexible work motivates workers
A 2017 YouGov study into British businesses and employees showed that workers consider flexibility to be a greater motivator to their productivity in the workplace than financial incentives (89% vs 77%). This view was shared equally among male and female employees and flexibility was found to be most valued by 35 - 44 year olds.
More than half of British employers also agree that offering flexible working to staff increases productivity, with a gradual decrease in "presenteeism" and the realisation that hours in the office do not equal hours of productivity.
With the proper training, structure and outcomes-based culture, flexible working can be the best thing to happen to your business.
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Research Sources: Unless specified, all statistics cited are based on UK data.
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