Flexible Working recognised as key driver in staff loyalty

Flexible Working  recognised as key driver in staff loyalty

Business owners and chief executives are beginning to recognise the benefits of flexible and remote working, with 71 per cent claiming that such practices improve the loyalty of employees.

A recent survey carried out by Regus, found that over three-quarters (76 per cent) of chief executives believe flexible working can help to strengthen customer retention, with another 71 per cent believing that it helps to attract new recruits.

The concept of flexible working has gained significant amount of ground over the course of recent years, mainly due to the rise 0f trends such as bring-your-own-device, cloud computing and superfast mobile broadband.

This has caused a rising number of workers to look for such pieces of technology when seeking a new role.

These new measures have helped enable companies to give their employees the option of taking the office with them wherever they go.

Regus UK chief executive officer John Spencer said that flexible working was increasing in popularity with more business leaders beginning to  recognise its benefits.

He said: "It was not so long ago that flexible working was the province of sales people and senior managers who lived a long way from the company headquarters. But over the last couple of years, as the wide-ranging health and productivity benefits have become apparent, flexibility has become an essential part of any attractive job, particularly for younger workers."

He added that although many managers do harbour concerns over the potential to lose control of their workforce, as well as visibility, many seem to find that the decision to implement such technology soon pays off in terms of reaping the benefits.

Mr Spencer went on to state that companies that do not recognise the role of flexible working within the world of modern business risk losing key staff and being unable to attract top talent.