As part of National Work Life Week, work-life balance charity Working Families has launched the results of an in-depth survey of employers who have invested in creating flexible and family-friendly workplaces.
Some key findings from the research include:
• Productivity: 25 out of the 26 employers felt that productivity had been the same or better than usual during lockdown.
• Changes in working patterns and location: Following the COVID-19 lockdown, 2 out of 3 employers surveyed plan to continue allowing the majority of staff to continue flexing their hours.
• Challenges: The main challenges of lockdown that employers cited were employee morale, engagement, communication, avoiding burnout, and mental wellbeing.
• Support for parents and carers: The pandemic presented an opportunity for employers to improve their support for parents and carers.
Click the button below to download a useful ‘Flexible Working Toolkit’ created by Working Families and see if there are any positive changes you can make for your team.