Flexible working isn’t just for harassed mothers trying to juggle their jobs with the school run.
Research out today from Timewise and EY shows that nearly 90% of the UK's full-time workers currently work flexibly or wish they could – with a strong preference for non-traditional working patterns from both men (84%) and women (91%).
But bosses haven't caught on. Less than one in ten ‘quality jobs’ (paying £20,000 FTE or above) are advertised as being open to flexible-working options. This is trapping millions of employees who are either unable to progress their careers on a flexible basis or are locked-out of the jobs market completely due to their need to work flexibly.