Business should not only attract prospective clients; it should also retain and attract talents. Based from global workspace research that was provided by Regus retaining and attracting talented employees is more challenging at the start of 2014.
According to Regus research, employers who are avoiding costly staff turnover should put flexible working at the top of their human resources agenda this year. It was proven that flexible working improves employees’ retention by 70% and 71% attracts new talents. ¾ of those who polled picked the option of getting a more flexible working and a choice of work style.
What is flexible working?
Flexible working includes working in different locations where employees have the opportunity to work from home or from local third places for some companies for some or all the whole week. It also offers flexible working hours or even a part-time work. This promotes a more balanced life where employees would feel healthier, motivated, and energized.
Flexible working hours can also increase work productivity by 74% for office workers. 71% of office workers respondents say that offering a flexible working makes staff more loyal. It also makes staff stay longer in their position, hence increasing retention.
According to John Spencer, UK CEO at Regus, flexible working was only provided to sales people and senior managers who lived far from the company headquarters. However, over the years, productivity benefits and the wide-ranging health have become apparent. Flexible working became essential part of attracting jobs, especially for perspective younger talents.