A lot of the working population need to juggle personal commitments with working, especially those with caring and parental duties. In previous generations, one parent might stay at home full-time to look after children whilst the other would go to work. Nowadays, this isn’t as common as people are becoming more career-driven, meaning fewer are willing to give up their jobs and instead value flexibility as a top priority.
Companies that fail to afford their employees flexibility will more than likely find that their retention rates are lower than those that do, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted that it is possible to do almost every office-based job from home.
It is worth offering your employees a number of flexible working days on a structured basis - for example, five days every month, to boost retention. These could be days where they can work from home, or it could be that they can split their week up best for them, for example, swapping working on a weekday for working at the weekend instead. This will allow your employees to better manage their work-life balance and accommodate any unforeseen issues such as house maintenance and appointments.