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Flexible working: The new office

02 March 2016

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Flexible working and remote workforces are taking over the regular office environment. The idea of telecommuting is growing, with an estimated 43% of Americans alone expected to work from home in 2016. With that in mind, what really are the benefits for your business?

The benefits of a flexible workforce include:

Improved Recruitment

The idea of flexible working is a perk that could sway potential employees. Offering this perk in a job specification could be enough to set you apart from your competitors.

  • 39% of employees have turned down or quit a job because they were not offered a flexible working scheme.
  • 20% of employees would consider taking a pay cut for more flexible work options.
  • 82% say if they were offered flexible work, they'd be more loyal to the company.

Enhanced Productivity

  • 6 out of 10 employees would feel increased productivity when working out of office due to less stress from commuting, no office politics and fewer interruptions.

Excellent cost savings

  •  The adoption of telecommuting could potentially save companies, communities and its employees $700 billion each year.

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