The ability to work flexibly has come out as one of the top benefits employees look for, according to new research.
A survey conducted by telecommunications firm BT found 76 per cent of working people see flexible working as a crucial part of any benefits package on offer.
BT’s study collected the views of 1,528 office staff in the UK, France, Germany and Spain to find out what people believes makes a good workplace.
A total of 67 per cent of those involved in the survey felt being able to work remotely and flexibly was more important than being given a company car.
Andrew Small, vice president of the unified communications, mobile and contact centre portfolio at BT, said: “Businesses are keen to support their employees’ desire for a more flexible way of working, but the reality still falls short of the ambition. The technology in place often still lags behind, causing delays and frustration.
“It’s important for organisations to future-proof their business by investing in mobile collaboration technology to support a flexible-working model. The more employees have a good experience of work on the go, the more benefits their organisation will see.”