More Flexibility Demanded By Indian Workers In Workplace
The report claims that if asked to return to work full-time, about 76.38 percent of Indian workers would look for a new position.
NEW DELHI: According to research, a sizable portion of employees want more flexibility in their working lives and are willing to make concessions to acquire it. Over 7 in 10 workers worldwide want more flexibility in how they organise their working hours, according to ADP Research Institute's People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View, which polled approximately 33,000 workers in 17 different countries.
According to the report, 76.07 percent of Indian workers said they would rather have control over their work schedules and that they would accept a pay reduction in exchange for the freedom to work from home or rotate between an office and a home office.
The report claims that if asked to return to work full-time, about 76.38 percent of Indian workers would look for a new position. To keep workers happy at work, there is currently a demand for creative alternatives to the standard nine-to-five schedule.
ADP's Rahul Goyal, MD for South East Asia & India, said that giving employees more flexibility and control over their work-life is something that should be taken into consideration because they have been under a lot of stress as a result of the pandemic and have proven to be valuable assets through their consistent performance.
Goyal added that concepts like the implementation of a flextime system and the potential for restructuring employee work schedules to four days a week would have been sneered at not too long ago. To maintain and draw in the top talent, they are currently worth serious consideration. People who work from home are also discussing career advancement with their employers more and more frequently.
The majority—73%—believe they are noticed and valued even when they work from home, and 74% say their bosses are receptive to discussing the need for upskilling and additional training. 56% of workers report feeling supported by their bosses regarding their mental health at work, even when working from home.
According to the report, introducing HR management tools and platforms that permit visibility of HR data could simplify decision-making, foster a more cohesive internal culture, and increase trust and loyalty between employers and employees.