Are Flexible Workplaces the Key to Addressing the Great Resignation?

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Guest Post written by Farah Ali, SEO and Content Lead at Flexa Careers

What is the Great Resignation?

COVID-19 paved the way for the Great Resignation, a term coined by Psychologist, Professor Anthony Klotz. Those that would have otherwise quit their jobs pre-COVID stayed due to times of uncertainty, creating a backlog of resignations 18 months down the line. 

The pandemic forced many companies to adapt rapidly and operate remotely, which a large number of companies would have previously deemed impossible. Just like that, a new working dynamic was created.

Could flexible workplaces be the answer to the Great Resignation?

During the pandemic, employees saw the benefit of flexible working; the ability to work from home, save more, ditch long commutes and spend more time with their families. 

According to CIPD, 59% of respondents reported that flexibility is more important to them than salary or other benefits. And in April 2022, talent attraction tool, Flexa Careers, disclosed that 39.7% of candidates had expressed interest in remote first working with the option of working in the office–up by a staggering 205.4% from March 2022 and 663.5% from December 2021.

It’s meant that companies are having to adapt quickly to implement flexible working practices. Not doing so will result in employees looking for a job elsewhere, whilst making it difficult for companies to retain and attract new talent.

Types of flexible working

There are a variety of flexible working arrangements that companies have already implemented, such as Farfetch, Carwow, Allianz and Elvie, alongside many others.

Examples of Flexible Working

Utilising Hubble to help your team thrive

Hubble offers flexible on-demand workspaces to help companies find the right balance of office and remote working. 

You may choose to maintain a permanent office where employees can work if they wish, or perhaps you’ll offer employees the perk to work from an office in an area close to them. 

With the Hubble Pass, you can book workspaces by the day or hour. And with several locations in the UK and Europe, there are plenty of options to help support what works best for your company, your teams and every individual.

The benefits of flexible workplaces

There are numerous benefits to offering flexible working arrangements for both employees and companies.

Benefits of Flexible Working

The future of work 

Is flexibility the future of work? At Flexa, we think so and have collected data over the years which supports this. 

Flexibility could therefore be at least one of the answers to navigating the Great Resignation. Of course, it’s not possible to implement flexible working in every industry, but companies will need to adapt or simply be left behind.

A note from Hubble

We know. Writing or (rewriting!) a flexible workplace policy is tricky. After all, how are you supposed you craft something that truly satisfies the needs of all your employees?

Fortunately, you can give your employees complete flexibility over where they decide to work with the Hubble Pass—that’s one giant step in the right direction!

With over 1000 locations to choose from worldwide, they’re bound to find the perfect space that gives them exactly what they want, wherever and whenever it may be.

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