In response to the serious pandemic,many companies have implemented work-from-home arrangements to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Under the new normal, how should companies manage employees’ work schedules? Studies have shown that flexible working arrangements can increase employee happiness.
During the pandemic over the past two years or more, many employees have been working remotely because of the fact that their actual working hours have greatly exceeded 8 hours a day, and some even have to work late nights and weekends. LinkedIn data shows that when employees are satisfied with their company’s time and location flexibility, they are 2.6 times more likely to be happy and 2.1 times more likely to recommend working at that company. Also, mentions of flexibility have increased by 83% since 2019.
As an employer, if you can care about the actual needs of your employees, and then arrange flexible and flexible work, this will also increase the chances of your employees staying on the job. LinkedIn data also mentions that if employees feel cared for at work, they are 3.2 times more likely to feel happy at work, and 3.7 times more likely to recommend others to join the company.