What Does Flexibility Mean to Your Employees?

Today, many employees are interested in achieving a better work/life balance. Companies are increasingly finding they can attract more talent if they are willing to help employees achieve that balance. Flexibility is a job perk many employees prize, and a perk that can cost very little for a company to offer.

If your business is thinking about ways to enhance employee motivation or is trying to attract high-quality candidates to work for you, think about whether you can offer your employees a flexible work schedule. Offering a flexible schedule means:

  • Your employees can better separate work and personal obligations. If you offer flexibility, your employees can work from home if their kids are sick or can come to work early so they can leave on time to arrive at their child’s after-school activity. This improves the lives of workers, and it can also mean your employees are more present at their jobs. Instead of a distracted worker worried about what is going on at home, your company will benefit from an employee who can be totally committed while they are on the job.
  • Your employees may like their jobs more. Offering flexibility shows you care about the needs of your staff. It also means staff members can work around important life events. Because your employees are likely to be happier with this situation than they otherwise might be, you can reduce turnover rates and keep talented professionals with your company longer.
  • Your employees can work for you when they otherwise might be unable to hold a job. If you are willing to allow for flexibility, like letting staff work from home or work odd hours, people can work for you even if their lifestyle or family obligations might otherwise prevent them from doing so. This means you can draw from a wider pool of talent. For example, military spouses and stay-at-home parents may have a hard time holding a traditional job but could be valuable contributing members of your flexible workforce who bring a unique perspective to the table. 

Flexibility benefits your staff and your business. SmartTalent can help you to find talented candidates who are looking for a work environment like the one you are offering. Reach out to our staffing service today to find out how we can help you to find and hire great candidates in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas.

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