The start of a new year is a great time to take a good look at your business and put some fresh plans in place – that might include looking at ways to increase employee engagement. There’s a simple answer to this one – introducing a flexible working policy.
Flexible working is a benefit that sits high on most employees’ priority lists, especially as expectations change with regard to their careers and work-life balance. Let’s face it, we live in an age where it's no longer the case that every employee needs to be in the office all the time, working long hours to be productive.
Flexible working, whether it’s working one day a week from home, job sharing, or working ‘off-peak’ hours, can improve productivity and morale, and it should lead to reduced overheads and increased loyalty for the company. In fact, there are all kinds of reasons why offering flexible working within your organisation is a no-brainer.