Flexible working is becoming more popular


Monitoring time & attendance is now more difficult than it used to be for many bosses because a rising number of workers take advantage of flexible time patterns. It is no wonder than that a lot of companies now utilise specialist systems to help them keep track of their personnel with minimal hassle and impressive accuracy.

Research conducted recently by Regus found that many employers are opting to implement flexible working solutions to free their staff members from the daily commute.

It revealed that nearly two in five professionals work from locations other than company’s main offices for at least half the week.

More than two-fifths of the workers polled reported that they put in longer hours when they do not have to commute. Meanwhile, 67 per cent noted they are able to spend more time with their partners and families, while 60 per cent said they spend more time exercising and getting fitter.

Steve Purdy, UK Managing Director at Regus, said: “September signals the return to normal traffic levels for commuters across the country and I’m sure many will spend their journey this week wishing they could work closer to home.

“Fortunately the number of professionals that are now able to choose between different work locations is substantial.”

One firm that aims to minimise commuting for its workers is The IBD Partnership. Its chief executive office Raja Ali remarked: “I know from personal experience that commuting is a mental and physical drain, and one that easily knocks work-life balance out of kilter and saps productivity.”

He added that his organisation no longer has a fixed desk for each member of staff. Instead, the working environment is more fluid.

These days, it is easy for bosses to source sophisticated and adaptable time & attendance solutions to help them control flexible time working patterns.

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