can’t afford to give your staff a pay rise? Let them work from home instead
they recognise that by changing outdated working practices and implementing a Smarter Working strategy, such as home working, provides them with an opportunity to set a road map for real workplace transformation, creating benefits for their employees, themselves as well as contributing to the growth of their business.Additional research published by Vodafone in February 2016 highlighted the barriers business leaders perceived to adopting flexible working and revealed that 22 per cent thought employees would not work as hard if they werent in the office, with one-quarter were worried those workers left in the office would suffer. However, the Institute of Inertia study suggested that flexible workers can be trusted to pull their weight only 13 per cent admitted to doing the minimum work they could get away with when working remotely. Thomas Webb, a social psychologist at the University of Sheffield, said: Working from home not only allows workers to embrace a healthier work-life balance but also gives them the opportunity to focus on the tasks at hand, rather than be distracted by meetings and everyday office life. It also makes employees feel trusted and valued by their bosses leading to higher retention levels. Already offer flexible working and on the lookout for some more perks to offer your team? Check out this guide.