What are the benefits of working flexibly? Many are well documented - a healthier lifestyle, avoiding the commute, a better work/life balance. But what about avoiding boring colleagues or those fellow workers with unpleasant habits? Regus survey reveals the push-and-pull factors affecting flexible working decisions. Comment from Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus comments.
Published: 1 March 2017
It’s looking like the stereotypical 9-5 desk job may well be a thing of the past. 82% of British people ... View Article
Published: 6 December 2016
It has been over two years since the right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with six months’ service.
Published: 14 October 2016
Our recent research with IDC revealed that whilst flexible working directly impacts employee engagement, 29 percent of European line managers and HR professionals were neither proud of their workplace nor would recommend it, with only 37 percent agreeing that their company was an attractive employer. So where is the disconnect between the flexible feel-good factor and the managers and HR staff that are meant to wave the flag for their organisation?
Published: 12 September 2016
Flexible working remains a difficult conversation in the legal profession, as firms weigh up the freedom of employees' requests against the impact on billable hours. Agile working, as it is referred to in legal circles, is caught in this tension caused by the challenge of adapting current models and an understandable nervousness about how this will impact on fee generation.
Published: 1 September 2016
A recent survey by Vodafone[i] highlighted that 83 percent of global companies offering flexible working improved their productivity and 58 percent said it had boosted their reputation.
Published: 5 August 2016
The last 20 years has seen a dramatic growth in flexible working as employees and employers recognise that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages.
Published: 3 August 2016
A recent report by Vodafone suggests that three-quarters of companies globally have now introduced some form of flexible working policy, and from those that have implemented the scheme, a huge majority (83 percent) have seen an increase in productivity as a direct result.
Published: 27 July 2016
It is well documented that the highest performing organisations foster a corporate culture based on trust and empowerment, enabling staff to get the job done in the best way possible.
Published: 20 July 2016
Flexible working proves to a popular employee incentive, with 35 percent of the public selecting it as their favourite perk.
Published: 4 May 2016