As an employer, you may think you’re the one with the upper hand when employing. But with demand for the best people, you need to offer them something in return. You need to convince them that your company is the best one for them. One of the ways to do that is to offer them work-life-balance.
According to a recent survey by YouGov and McDonalds, 61% voted for flexibility to work the hours that suit them as a top priority when choosing a job.
But what does that mean for your company?
Offering your workforce the ability to work from home, or to work flexible hours doesn’t have to mean your business comes to standstill. Setting core hours in which the employees need to be in the office for meetings, calls and customer contact is essential. When you’ve done that, you also give your employees time in each day to focus on their own projects without being confined to meeting rooms all day.
Offering your employees this kind of flexibility makes them feel trusted and allows them to thrive from wherever, whenever they need to. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking if employees aren’t in the office, nothing is done, but that’s simply not true.
We’re not saying everyone needs to work from home all the time, or businesses need to completely re-evaluate their operations. But the struggles of the school run, the challenges that come with relying on cars and public transport and not forgetting the weather, mean we need to at least have the option when it’s necessary.
If you’re thinking there are jobs in your company that simply cannot be done from home, from the train, or wherever it needs be, contact us to find out how here.
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