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Why flexible working is not just for working mothers

Why flexible working is not just for working mothers

Flexible working is one of the most sought-after benefits for employees globally. The ability to log in at any time and work from anywhere is a selling point on many roles, and a deal breaker for candidates.

In the past, flexible working has traditionally been associated with working mothers trying to balance home life and a career – however, this out-dated misconception has been shattered by findings from a recent report. Four in five male workers surveyed by the consultancy Timewise admitted that they would prefer more control and more flexibility in their working day.

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  • Amanda
    Amanda
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017 2:27pm BST
    Flexible working really is a leap of faith for many organisations with a culture of presenteeism. Many also don't know how to manage performance through outcome rather than just hours. The interesting thing for me is the push back that can be faced by employees who have been used to a rigid way of working for a long time. Cultures can take a long time to change both from an employer and an employee point of view
  • Rosalie
    Rosalie
    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 1:12pm BST
    It is clear that flexible working hours decrease rush-hour pollution, decrease parking congestion where employees have to drive to buy lunch, increase family-friendly time and add to value of life.
    Is it just that employers like to be able to see their employees working? Recruit the right people then trust then to do a great job in a way and a time and place that makes their job easiest for them to complete

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