HR Praseeda Nair · 12 January 2017
Flexible working culture demanded by three-quarters of staff
Employees have sent a message to bosses demanding a greater flexible working culture, as new research reveals that over half of all workers in Britain are considering moving jobs unless things change. The study, undertaken by leadership organisation ILM, demonstrated the shifting priorities of modern day workers. It found that three-quarters of UK employees wanted a more flexible working culture citing more flexible hours and opportunities for creativity as part of the ideal workplace structure. The research also highlighted the growing demand among employees for a greater say in business decisions some two thirds of survey respondents expressed a desire to have more of an influence at work. Commenting on the findings, ILM director John Yates declared that overly complex heirachies are a thing of the past. people today want to work at flexible, fun and friendly organisations and those who can deliver on that always have an edge in recruitment. Organisations need to be flexible, allowing employees to pursue career ambitions and manage conflicting home life pressures as much as possible, he said in a statement.
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