Historically, workplace culture has valued presenteeism over results and output. But 63% of today’s candidates do not believe they need to be sitting at their desk to get their work done. Technology has irreversibly shifted the paradigm in many workplaces. In response, more companies are implementing some type of flexibility policy than ever before. As a result, companies that are proactively creating flexible work arrangements may be at an advantage in recruiting and retaining in-demand talent.
Flexible work arrangements are no longer just a concern of working mothers. People of all ages are interested in the blend of work and home that technology affords and society demands. This report provides new insights into schedule flexibility preferences across the globe.
A Call For Flexibility
In 4 of the 5 countries tracked over the past two years, there is an increase in the number of candidates reporting that schedule flexibility is a top-three motivator when making career decisions.
Schedule flexibility increasing as a
motivator for career decisions
Most Important Factors
Regardless of the type of schedule flexibility desired, candidates across the globe are seeking a wider variety of flexible workplace options to help them find a better work-life balance.
Global preferences for
type of flexibility
Industry Makes a Difference
When it comes to candidate preferences, flexible work arrangements vary by industry, but the pressures driving the need for schedule flexibility are universal.