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Working parents are voting with their feet

The Modern Families Index has been published annually by Bright Horizons, the employer solutions, back-up care and nursery provider, since 2012. This year’s research notes significant social shifts, risks and opportunities for employers of working parents.

Contributor: Denise Priest, Executive Director Work+Family Solutions - Bright Horizons | Published: 20 February 2023

The world’s most flexible companies to work for in 2023

A pioneering report outlining the 100 most flexible employers to work for around the world has been released today. Produced by the global directory of verified flexible companies Flexa Careers, the report aims to celebrate and showcase the most progressive, flexible companies that talent can find.

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO - Flexa | Published: 1 February 2023

Trend for flexible hours on upwards trajectory

November’s Flexible Working Index has seen a new record for employees expressing a preference to work ‘fully flexible’ hours. The month also saw a rising trend amongst employers offering roles with non-traditional working hours

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO of Flexa Careers | Published: 3 January 2023

Despite warnings, remote working is proving good for young people’s careers

Despite warnings that working from home will be detrimental to young people’s careers, young people themselves are particularly likely to feel that remote working has benefits that could help their career progression, according to new research. The Policy Institute at King’s College London and King’s Business School surveyed over 2,000 people with a workplace in London.

Contributor: Alexandre Lopez - BlueSkyEducation | Published: 29 November 2022

‘Fully remote’ roles declining in popularity

October’s Flexible Working Index shows that fully remote work continues to decline in popularity. Instead, remote-first roles (which offer a mixture of remote and office-based work) are the new flexible working option of choice amongst job seekers and employers.

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO - Flexa | Published: 23 November 2022

Economic uncertainty threatens to unpick “pandemic progress”

Economic uncertainty threatens to wind back “pandemic progress” in UK workplaces • As the economic pendulum swings, UK business leaders are being forced to make tough choices that threaten recent progress around flexibility, employee wellbeing and skills development • LinkedIn data finds that remote work has passed its peak, with remote job postings declining globally • This is at odds with what professionals want - flexible work, skills development opportunities and work-life balance are what they value most

Contributor: LinkedIn | Published: 19 November 2022

Flexible working Index lifts the lid on new work era

This month’s Flexible Working Index has revealed a range of key trends, including that employees want more say in their working hours. The Index, which tracks where, when and how people prefer to work, analyses data from Flexa Careers, the global directory for verified flexible companies.

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO - Flexa Careers | Published: 24 September 2022