22 October 2010
Flexible Working Becoming More Popular than Higher Earnings
Introducing flexible working practices is one way in which employers can avoid grievance hearings brought by their members of staff; if the results of a new survey are to be believed.
According to research conducted by Cisco, some 60% of workers around the world believe that they do not need to be based in an office in order to be productive as the worldwide business landscape changes in the aftermath of the global economic downturn.
In an indication as to just how highly many now value flexible working, the study, which involved questioning 2,600 IT professionals in 13 different countries, also revealed that the same percentage of employees in that sector would consider taking on a role with lower wages if it afforded them the chance to work remotely.
This reinforces the conclusions drawn from a PricewaterhouseCoopers study earlier this year, which found that people now place flexible working above higher salary and promotions on their priority list.
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