The previous post highlighted research that reveals the secret to employee wellbeing is flexible working. Well, that’s not all it’s good for! It seems that flexible working is also the way to go if you want to attract and retain women, according to Danny Arati, Intel‘s education manager for Europe. Arati is concerned about the “leaky pipeline” of women rising up through engineering organisations – in a sector where the proportion of women is a meagre 4% – and has found that flexibility helps retain top talent.
And if flexible working is good for women then it’s good for business, according to Credit Suisse’s recent study. It seems that companies with at least one woman on the board outperformed those with none by 26 %.
So flexible working is good for employee wellbeing, talent retention and promotion, and the bottom line. Anything else?
Yes, it’s essential for creativity and innovation.
Seems quite a convincing case.