New Research: Flexibility is key to retaining Millennial talent

 

 

Digital Mums

Lets be honest, we all knew that! With more dad's than ever having parity in childcare and getting involved in school drop off and pick ups, the world of work is changing and Millennials are leading the drive for change.

27 July 2017

New research from our friends Digital Mums, (who train mums as social media managers to help them create flexible careers that fit around family life) shows that 73% of Millennial employees would be more loyal to a business if they could work flexibly.

Flexibility is also key in recruitment for millennials, with 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds who aren't currently in work stating they'd be more likely to apply for a job with flexible hours over a standard job.

Campaign Live summarised the key takeaways from the research;

  • Over half (51%) of UK employees think asking for flexible working hours would be viewed negatively by their employer;
  • this fear factor is most significant amongst millennials, with two-fifths (40%) saying they’d be too nervous or worried to ask for flexible working hours;
  • despite 68% of UK employees still not having access to flexible working, six in ten (61%) UK workers said they would be more productive if they could work flexibly;
  • over two-thirds (67%) said they would be more loyal to a business;
  • significantly, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds not working are more likely to apply for a job with flexible hours over a standard job.

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