New research from our friends Digital Mums, (who train mums as social media managers to help them create flexible careers that fit around family life) shows that 73% of Millennial employees would be more loyal to a business if they could work flexibly.
Flexibility is also key in recruitment for millennials, with 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds who aren't currently in work stating they'd be more likely to apply for a job with flexible hours over a standard job.
Campaign Live summarised the key takeaways from the research;
- Over half (51%) of UK employees think asking for flexible working hours would be viewed negatively by their employer;
- this fear factor is most significant amongst millennials, with two-fifths (40%) saying they’d be too nervous or worried to ask for flexible working hours;
- despite 68% of UK employees still not having access to flexible working, six in ten (61%) UK workers said they would be more productive if they could work flexibly;
- over two-thirds (67%) said they would be more loyal to a business;
- significantly, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds not working are more likely to apply for a job with flexible hours over a standard job.