Did you know that today is “Go Home on Time Day” and also the longest day of the year? The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of work-life balance.
Flexible working is an alternative to the traditional 9 to 5 work week. It allows employees to vary their arrival and/or departure times. Employees are increasingly concerned about work-life balance and organisations which offer flexible working often find increased levels of satisfaction among employees.
Some of the main advantages of flexible working include:
Flexible working is a very positive choice that needs to be embraced by more organisations. It doesn’t only provide employees with job satisfaction, better health, increased work-life balance, and less stress, it also benefits employers. With higher productivity levels, less turn over, and reduced absenteeism, employers will be able to retain qualified employees and also save money.
So make the most of the longest day of the year (and the sunshine – while we have it) and leave work on time today and even take advantage of flexible working, if you’re lucky enough to have it in your workplace!