Flexible working for business – How can it work for you…

Offering flexible working can have many benefits for businesses. Especially those looking to improve their staff retention, morale and those hoping to increase the pool of staff they recruit from.

But it doesn’t stop there, once you’ve found amazing staff, offering flexible working opportunities can help you build a fantastic brand, save money and increase the productivity of your workforce.

Offering flexible working options doesn’t just mean giving parents the chance to drop the kids off at school or giving someone the chance to go home earlier than 5 so they miss a little of the evening commute. It means you’re open to building a trusting relationship with your staff, it shows your commitment to building a community of people who can enjoy a greater quality of life beyond the average 9-5.

Cut commuting increase time working…

By working from home commuting time is cut and the time available to work is increased. They’ll be no delays during the morning commute, not to mention the possible reduction in your business carbon footprint. Imagine the extra work that could be done in the 1-2 hours spent commuting each day.

More time more productive…

Time and time again studies are showing that working from home means more productive staff. With great management and suitable ways of assessing a workers performance you many businesses could reap the benefits of allowing remote working where it fits.

Lower costs…

Having staff working from home occasionally or all of the time can help reduce the costs you pay for office space, office supplies and supplies. A great way to lower the costs is through hot desking and staggered work from home days for each member of staff. It can be tricky to set up but once running the savings will be well worth it.

Less time wasting meetings…

Bonus for everyone!? If staff are working remotely there’s a lot less opportunity for meetings that aren’t needed. When your time in the office is limited, you’re far more likely to use your time wisely.

Best staff from across the UK…  

Offering the option of remote working with some office days if needed means you’re no longer limited to only employing those from the local area. Opening up your flexibility means you open up your choice for finding the best employees out there.

Happier staff…

Giving employees the opportunity to work more flexible means they can work on achieving a better work-life balance. Something many staff are now putting at the top of their list when it comes to working.

Increased staff loyalty…

It’s not often you find an employee who has quit a role because they are happy. Providing staff with the flexibility to work and enjoy family life will lead to happier employees. Quite simply happy employees mean your team will be more loyal and want to continue working for you for a very long time.

Great for your brand…

Building a reputation as a fair employer that offers flexibility such as remote working will attract a lot of talented people looking to work this way. People will talk about the benefits of working for your company and you’ll find word of mouth from your happy staff is also an amazing PR builder.

More people want to work for you…

As your reputation builds for being a great company to work for, you’ll find you soon have the pick of the bunch when it comes to staff. Making recruitment, much easier and cheaper!

Reduces staff burn-out…

Reducing long commutes, long office hours and the pressures that come with the traditional Monday to Friday, 9-5 shifts can reduce the staff burn-out.

Fewer sick days…

Giving employees the chance to work in a way that suits them, for example remotely means if they are feeling unwell they’ll have the option to work more comfortably from home rather than take a day off.

Flexible working isn’t an easy way forward, however it is the best for building a business that is supported by employees who love to work for your company and enjoy what they do. With thoughtful management and procedures offering flexible working opportunities for staff will be an amazing benefit for your business as well as your employees.

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