Key findings include:
- Flexitime, working from home and part-time working were the forms of flexible working most commonly taken up by employees.
- 90% of employees agreed that having more choice in working arrangements improves morale
- 35% of employees felt that people who work flexibly create more work for others
- The availability of flexible working was important for 41% of employees when they made their decision to work for their current employer.
- Those with flexible working arrangements were more likely to work long hours, suggesting that such practices facilitate greater labour market involvement.
Tipping, Sarah; Chanfreau, Jenny; Perry, Jane; Tait, Claire (2012) The Fourth Work-Life Balance Employee Survey, Employment Relations Research Series 122, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills