New research finds that workers are increasingly prioritizing workplace flexibility when it comes to looking for work, even if it puts it above vacation pay.
A report by SD Worx indicated that an increasing number of companies are now looking at workplace absences and working times to monitor efficiency and productivity.
It found that around a third of European countries use employee self-service tools that allow employees to record their work data, opening up the option of making them accountable for their hours and how they use their time. It is also a hub for recording absence requests, filing expenses, and emoluments advice.
Companies that offer flexibility in work
The survey of more than 4,000 British and European companies found that 47% of workers rate working hours and flexible forms of work particularly highly in their search for a career change.
“At a time when companies face a myriad of challenges – from winning the war for talent to tackling rising costs and ensuring seamless employee relations in a hybrid world – workforce management tools offer essential solutions to often complex business challenges,” noted UK Country Lead. In SD Worx, Rachel Clough.
However, not all countries are equal, and France has been highlighted several times in the study as a country that ranks lower than other European countries, particularly in its ranking time management systems and other self-service tools for workers.
If a career change is too simple and a change of country is more your style, the Northern and Irish regions degrees are more desirable.
SD Worx believes that by providing the right tools it can enable companies to offer a more flexible working environment, helping them retain existing staff and attract new talent.