As the year ends the new survey has defined new trends in employee behaviour. According to the survey, a significant percentage of employees are demanding more flexibility in their working lives.
Rahul Goyal, MD, South East Asia & India, ADP said, “Currently, there is a need for innovative alternative options to the traditional nine-to-five to keep employees satisfied at work.”
“Offering more flexibility and control over employees’ work-life is worth considering as they have endured immense pressure during the pandemic and have proved to be important assets through their continuous performance,” Rahul Goyal added.
Rahul further said, “Not long ago, ideas such as the introduction of a flextime system and the possibility of reorganizing employee working hours to four days would have been laughed at.”
“But currently, they are worth serious consideration to retain and attract the best talent”, he added.
More than 7 in 10 are seeking more flexibility in how they structure their working time. As per reports, The employees are prepared to make compromises for more flexibility.
The survey also has the following finding:-
- In India, 76.07 percent of employees would prefer having control over their working hours.
- Additionally, the employees would take a pay cut to guarantee the flexibility of working remotely or have the opportunity to alternate between home and office.
- Around 76.38 percent of employees in India would look for a new job if asked to return to work full-time.
- Around 73 percent feel that even while working from home they are being noticed and appropriately valued.
- However, 74 percent also reported that employers are open to having conversations about upskilling and training requirements.
- Speaking about mental health at work, 56 percent of employees say they feel supported by their managers even while working from home.
The report has also focused on the following grounds:-
- Those working from home are also increasingly having more conversations with their employers about career progression.
- Introducing HR management tools and platforms that allow visibility of human capital management data could facilitate decision-making.
- Build a more connected internal culture and enhance trust and loyalty between employers and staff.
The survey was conducted by ADP Research Institute’s People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View, which surveyed almost 33,000 workers across 17 countries.