Half of employers believe Covid-19 will help see value in flexible working

Employee Benefits poll: Just under half (48%) of employers believe that the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will make more employers see the value of flexibility.

A poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 69 responses, found that the vast majority of employees feel that Coronavirus will impact employers’ thoughts on flexible working in one way or the other.

A further 39% believe that it will have a long-lasting impact on the infrastructure for remote working.

Despite the long duration of many office employees working from home, 7% believed that working practices will return to normal once businesses are allowed to work in an office atmosphere again.

Additionally, 3% thought that the long-term impact of flexible working will seem negative and burdensome, while 1% believed that employers won’t take it seriously.