A sizable portion of employees want more flexibility in their working lives and are willing to make concessions to acquire it. Over 7 in 10 workers worldwide want more flexibility in how they organise their working hours, according to ADP Research Institute’s People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View, which polled approximately 33,000 workers in 17 different countries.
According to the report, 76.07 per cent of Indian workers said they would rather have control over their work schedules and that they would accept a pay reduction in exchange for the freedom to work from home or rotate between an office and a home office.
According to the survey, if requested to return to work full-time, about 76.38 per cent of employees in India would look for a new position. “Offering more flexibility and control over employees’ work-life is worth considering as they have endured immense pressure during the pandemic and have proved to be important assets through their continuous performance,” Rahul Goyal, MD, South East Asia & India, ADP, said.
Mr Goyal added that concepts like the implementation of a flextime system and the potential for changing employee work schedules to four days a week would have been sneered at not too long ago. But right now, they merit careful examination in order to keep and draw in the greatest talent. People who work from home are also discussing career advancement with their companies more frequently.
The majority, 73 per cent, believe they are noticed and valued even when they work from home, and 74 per cent say their bosses are receptive to discussions about the need for upskilling and additional training.
According to the report, introducing HR management tools and platforms that permit visibility on HR data could simplify decision-making, foster a more cohesive internal culture, and increase trust and loyalty between employers and employees.