Flexible working is top tonic says elemense
Given the choice from a range of options to help them improve their health and wellbeing and productivity at work, flexible working is top of the list for 60% of workers according to a new survey1 released today. The news comes hot on the heels of other research2 which shows that there is evidence to suggest that flexible working might be beneficial for employees' health if they are allowed to have input into their own working patterns.
The survey, part of a year-long study by leading recruitment process outsourcing company elemense found that comprehensive medical insurance (15%) was the second most popular choice by the 1119 working adults polled by Populus, followed by confidential helplines (10%) exercise facilities (9%) and chill out areas (6%).
Keith Sammons, managing director of elemense said: Along with a more enlightened approach, legislation and the advantages that new technology brings, the business case is becoming clear that involving employees in planning their work patterns can pay dividends. Self awareness is increasingly acknowledged as important in maximising performance and knowing when you will be most effective is a useful tool to have. Its clear that empowering staff to make decisions about their peak performance times is what they value most.
Elemense uses the results of its ongoing study to refine its services for business and public sector organisations looking to outsource recruitment in sectors from business services through engineering to science and technology and everything in between. More information is available at www.elemense.com where a copy of the full research report can be downloaded.