Today, flexible working has diversified to support employees in many ways, from allowing parents to work from home, job sharing for parents returning to work to allowing staff with long commutes to reduce travel time. As a result, workers have begun to find these initiatives more appealing, with 70% of the UK workforce claiming a job is more attractive if it offers flexible working.
In turn, this shift enables companies to reduce desk space as their staff job share and work remotely, allowing businesses to increase the number of relaxation spaces they provide their employees – enhancing employee wellbeing in the workplace.
Typically when we think about flexible working, we think of people working from home or outside of the office. However, as new innovative initiatives begin to merge with workplace wellbeing, we see new schemes arise around annual leave and fitness.
Both Netflix and Virgin Group have expanded their flexible working programmes to allow employees to take unlimited annual leave provided they complete their work as part of the companies “policy of trust”. While, a rise in businesses requesting