Flexible working options are key to talent retention, CIPD research suggests

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Accurate time and attendance systems designed to meet the specific requirements of companies that decide to implement various remote and flexible working schemes will become increasingly important on the future, as more and more employees decide to embrace alternative working arrangements.

Data from recent research carried out by the CIPD in partnership with the Agile Future Forum suggests that just a quarter (28%) of employees surveyed think that work is central to their lives, compared to almost half (48%) of employees when asked the same question in 2005.

The paper, called ‘HR: Getting smart about agile working’, also reveals that over a third (35%) of employees said they would like to change their working arrangements and of those, the majority (43%) would most like to change the start or finish time of their day. Just under a half (45%) of employees take phone calls or respond to emails outside of their working

Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Research Adviser at the CIPD, said: “If organisations want to get the best out of their people they have to get smarter about understanding how, when and where individuals want to work. Our research provides clear evidence that many businesses are out of step with employee expectations, although by meeting employee expectations, they stand to have greater employee engagement, a more productive workforce and stronger organisational performance.

To achieve this though, organisations must question assumptions about people management practices and processes, and establish working solutions that are of value both to individuals and to the business.”

Flexible working options are fully supported by the WinTA Time and Attendance suite

Tensor plc suppliers an extensive range of workforce management solutions that cater for all the requirements of the modern workplace, including flexible working.

Our WinTA suite features an On-line Self Service module that allows staff to clock IN or OUT, check hours, request leave + other functions via internet, mobile or other communications.

Furthermore, with the Telephone Clocking module, staff can call in from remote locations to clock IN or OUT or review their flexitime balance or remaining holiday entitlement. After entry of their pass code, an automated, spoken menu guides employees to the option they require.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of workforce management and Time and Attendance solutions supplied by Tensor and just how we can help your company implement thorough and reliable flexible working arrangements, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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