A recent study indicated that 81% of employees look for flexible working options before joining a company, 65% of employers stated that people are more loyal if allowed to work flexibly and 58% of parents would choose flexible working in place of a 5% pay rise. Despite this though only 13% of Australian employers have in place strategies and frameworks to actually implement flexible working.
Along with increasing loyalty and productivity, the work-life balance afforded for parents, women and those living with a disability, has meant that talent from wider pools can be attracted, retained and allowed to flourish, increasing and aiding your brand’s diversity and inclusivity.
With so much happening understanding how flexible working fits into your business, the ROI of flexibility, and the opportunities and challenges posed of transforming workplace culture and habits can prove tough. To help, the Flexible Working 2018 team has compiled leading case studies, implementation resources and top tips to keep you in the know.
Ahead of the Flexible Working Summit 2018 we take a look at why 2019 is going to be the year for workplace flexibility to take a center stage as a perk for employees and as a profitable strategy for employers.