Flexible working: one employee in three wants to change the way they work

07 November 2014

New research published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that employees want more flexibility and attach less importance to work and career than they did 10 years ago.

The CIPD report shows that 35% of employees said they would like to change their working arrangements, with 43% of these most wanting to change the start or finish time of their working day.

Ksenia Zheltoukhova, CIPD research adviser, said: “Our research provides clear evidence that many businesses are out of step with employee expectations, although by meeting employee expectations, they stand to have greater employee engagement, a more productive workforce and stronger organisational performance.”

“To achieve this though, organisations must question assumptions about people management practices and processes, and establish working solutions that are of value both to individuals and to the business.”