COVID-19 forced employers and employees to experiment with flexible working. The success of flexibility has opened employers’ eyes to their workforce’s adaptability.
How do you know if a role is suited to remote working? Determining which jobs can flex is a good first step. But flexibility is about more than just where or when to work. Learn how flexible work can lead to increased engagement, higher performance and expanded access to talent.
Before the pandemic, executives believed only 45% of the workforce was adaptable to a new world of work. Of course, COVID-19 has now shattered that belief. Today, over 90% of employers say productivity has stayed the same or improved with employees working remotely.
Health on demand
Employers who show they care have an advantage to create a more resilient and loyal workforce. Modern health and well-being benefits can help.
Meaningful benefits are those that truly benefit. Addressing a diverse workforce’s emotional, physical and financial needs can be challenging, but the advantages — including enhanced employee well-being and talent attraction — are undeniable.
43% of employees want their employers to foster a more “pro-health” environment.
Concerns about culture have increased under COVID-19. Companies are trying to figure out how to retain their unique cultures – often a selling point of the employee value proposition – since these are harder to see and feel when employees are not working together on-site and in person.
How is remote work affecting your company culture?
Mobility as a function has evolved dramatically over the past ten years, during which time its focus has shifted gradually from service delivery to a strategic advisory capacity. Today we think of mobility as a part of business that goes beyond moving employees’ location. It manages moves across organizations, industries, professional areas, and is even moving jobs to people. In order to live up to customers’ and business stakeholders’ expectations, however, it is critical that the mobility function has a strong understanding of the talent agenda.
Use our free tool to assess where your organization stands in terms of delivering flexibility for your workforce.
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