Whether it’s getting home in time for a child’s soccer practice, taking an elderly parent to a doctor’s appointment, or even just skipping out for a few hours to get their hair and nails done, today’s workers will get the job done — but they want to do it on their own time.
Nearly 3 in 4 (72 percent) of workers say it’s important that a company offers flexible schedules, according to the 2013 Candidate Behavior study.
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The study, which takes into account responses from more than 2,700 hiring managers and 5,500 job seekers, seeks to patch the disconnect between what candidates expect when searching for jobs and what employers are delivering.
So in case you thought (or hoped) that work-life balance was one of those unreasonable perks that those pesky Millennials demanded, the data shows otherwise. While offering flex-time policies can certainly be used as a recruitment tool to attract top Millennial talent, it’s by no means limited to this demographic alone.
Does your company already have flex-time policies in place? If so, you’re already ahead of the curve and we’d love to hear your story. We also want to hear what your challenges are in implementing such a policy, so please tell us in the comments below or tweet us at @CBforEmployers using the hashtag #TalentFactor.