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BUSINESS FINDS FLEXIBLE WORKERS MORE PRODUCTIVE, REVEALS SURVEY

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Firms are finding and retaining top talent © iStock

8 June 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal 


Companies are increasingly recruiting more flexible workers, says a report by International Workplace Group (IWG).

 

The global operator of co-working office space spoke to 1,800 professionals at the start of 2018 from a range of industries in 96 countries about how they use flexible workspace.

 

From this sample 91 per cent assert that flexible workspace enables employees in their company to be more productive while on the move.

 

The survey shows 89 per cent believe that flexible working helps their business grow (compared with 68 per cent in 2016).

 

Another 87 per cent think flexible working helps their business to stay competitive.

 

From the sample, 83 per cent believe that flexible working helps their business to maximise profits (compared with the 67 per cent who say it improved sales in 2016).

 

Eighty per cent of respondents state that enabling their company’s employees to work from anywhere helped them to recruit and retain top talent (64 per cent in 2016).

 

The report can be accessed here.