Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

totaljobs response to latest ONS findings

By totaljobs’ HR Director, David Clift

“It’s really encouraging to see such a significant rise in the number of working mothers - a clear victory for flexible working practices.

“Today’s news shows employers are increasingly aware of the need for a work/life balance. We should commend these companies as they move from a culture in which employees are deterred from working flexibly, to one where flexible working is offered as a real alternative. This approach is more human and recognises that employees are also mothers, fathers, and people with competing demands on their time.

“Interestingly Totaljobs’ ‘Understanding Talent’ series found that nearly a third (32%) of employees look for flexible working options in a role, and if employers understand this, they stand a greater chance of not only attracting top talent, but of retaining it too.”