Workplace flexibility as a talent management policy is no longer an option; it is an essential practice that enables organizations to attract and develop skilled talent. The practice is rapidly becoming a win-win: reflective of employee and employer needs. According to the Alfred P. Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, “As companies become multinational in their scope of services, suppliers and products, the ability to interact with customers and clients all around the world requires a workforce that can operate flexibly in terms of hours and locations.”
Candidates today report a dramatic increase in the importance of schedule flexibility in their career decisions. In many countries, this factor has risen between 20 and 30 percent in just one year. In fact, nearly 40 percent of global candidates report that schedule flexibility is now among the top three factors they consider when making career decisions.
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