Better for employers

Your competitors are using flexible working to cut costs whilst attracting and retaining the best talent.

  • Finance

    Finance

    • Reduce the biggest costs: property and needing to compensate staff for commute costs (Source: Metro) and stress
    • Simplify expense management: coffee receipts cost more to process than the coffee. The noise makes it hard to monitor rogue spend.
  • Management

    Management

    • Productivity and Continuity: enable people to continue to work productively and professionally from wherever they need to be
    • Efficiencies all round: fixed Desks cost an average of £18K a year in London. Cut the fixed desks not the talent and expertise your business needs
    • Increased Productivity: reduce unscheduled absences and workplace distractions. Other absences shown to cost the UK economy around £1.7bn (Source: CBI)
  • Innovation

    Innovation

    • Innovation: an innovative solution for today’s stressed and time pressured commuters
    • Increased creativity: greater collaborative opportunities; exposure to new ideas by mixing with people outside of the core business
  • Talent

    Talent

    • Talent: gain and retain the best people by providing them the ability to choose where they work from
    • Retention: employees have greater control over where and how they work
    • Geographic expansion: reduces the reliance on geographical location of employee; increase socioeconomic and cultural diversity
  • Human Resources

    Human Resources

    • Work/Life Balance: an easy and professional way to enable people to work closer to home as and when they need to
    • Inclusion: if travelling to a central HQ everyday wasn’t a pre-requisite, what other talent might you be able to attract to your business?
    • Trust: greater employee engagement by demonstrating you trust them to be in control of their work; just because they are sat behind their desk in HQ doesn’t mean they are working
    • Reduced health and sickness issues: commuting adds to the length of the working day and increases stress; working in distracting office environments can also impact employees’ health as can not feeling valued; absence due to mental health conditions are the single most widespread cause of long term absence and 82% of employers use flexible working as the key way of managing stress and anxiety in the workplace
  • IT

    IT

    • Remote Working: much easier to support the company’s remote and flexible working strategies
    • Integration: easy to integrate with existing Intranets and Community/Application Portals
    • No more effort: no new software to support
  • Facilities

    Facilities

    • Flexibility: increase or decrease size of workforce dependent on requirements without taking out long term leases; reduced impact on the balance sheet. Ernst & Young already showing reduction of £3.6m (Source: Agile Future Forum)
    • Convert fixed costs to variable costs: renting out spare space and only paying for space when needed
    • Innovation: better use of existing assets
  • CSR

    CSR

    • Carbon Reduction: providing a “near to home” alternative just a few days a week will significantly reduce your company’s Carbon FootPrint
    • Local communities: our local hub programme is set to rejuvenate local communities, potentially breathing life back into High Streets and providing a “life line” for municipal buildings
    • Cost effective: an easy and cost effective way to demonstrably reduce carbon, be more inclusive and contribute to local community development