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Thursday 16 February 2012

Flexible working 'the trump card' for jobseekers

The ability to work flexibly has a greater impact on job satisfaction than any other perk and is likely to be the biggest attraction to jobseekers, a new report has found.

Research carried out by Vodafone shows that flexible working has a bigger impact on job satisfaction than a financial stake in the business, a bonus schemes or a pension, with more than 75 per cent of employees saying flexible working boosts their job satisfaction and improves work-life balance.

The report also found that just one in five employees would seriously consider moving companies over the next 12 months, meaning employers are working harder than ever to attract the best talent.

Peter Kelly, enterprise director at Vodafone UK, said flexible working has gone from being a nice-to-have perk to now being at the heart of employees' expectations.

"British business clearly understands that motivation and job satisfaction are more than about money - work-life balance and feeling supported at work are also vitally important," he explained.

Mr Kelly added that finding better ways of working will strengthen an employer's offer to potential new talent but will also enable current employees to find a work-life balance that suits them.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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