Organisations today are more open to adopting flexible work practices. Australia’s shifting demographics and strong workers’ rights are together ensuring that flexible work options are not just a passing management fad but a critical human resources issue for business decision makers.
Statistics about the flexible style of working indicate that:
Companies are more likely to retain employees, keep employees happy and save on healthcare costs tied to burnout and stress with a flexible work option (CBS).
Many employees are more productive when they work outside of the office from a remote location (Stanford).
Around 90 per cent of Fortune 1000 companies offer part-time schedules, 77 per cent offer flexi-time, and about half offer job-sharing (OI Partners).
51 percent of working adults (ages 18 to 44) plan to look for a new job within the next three years with an employer that offers flexible work options (Mom Corps).
Additionally, working men are twice as likely as working women to give up more than 10 per cent of their salary for more flexibility at the workplace. Young professionals are three times more likely to take a pay cut for flexibility. (Mom Corps)
There are several technological business solutions that offer simple and practical ways for Australian decision makers to achieve greater flexibility in the workplace.
Mitrefinch Australia offers a mobile workforce application that improves workplace productivity by enabling supervisors and employees to complete a wide range of work related and administrative tasks from any location, at any time in an uncomplicated way. Employees for instance, can clock in or out, or sign on or off specific jobs from remote worksites through their mobile devices. They can also request leave, and review their work information in real time.