Flexible working is here to stay

Many predicted, after the pandemic, flexible working would die the death. However, a new survey by EY reveals that this may not be the case as almost half of UK employees state they would leave their job  without it.


The investigation by EY demonstrates 47% of the UK workforce will quit their job if their employer fails to provide work flexibility post-pandemic.

A massive majority – four in five workers – said they wanted flexibility in working wherever and whenever they want. When they were questioned over which of the two they preferred, 39% would prefer flexibility in when they work and 43% wanted flexibility in where they work.

The majority want to work 2-3 days a week remotely once life starts to return to normal.

Of those most likely to move jobs, managers and leaders, those with technology or finance roles are the big quitters right now.

So, what does this mean for you?

It means if you don’t give your employees a degree of flexibility, then they may leave. Furthermore, nowadays if you want to attract the best talent then it may be wise to have a flexible working policy in place to accommodate for as many people’s working habits as possible.

Or, you can get a sponsorship licence and hire workers from abroad.

If you need any more advice on flexible working (or sponsorship), call ABL on 02070923939