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Prioritising flexible working

A new YouGov poll commissioned by Working Families and SF Recruitment underscores the impact and importance of employers prioritising flexible working as part of their recruitment strategy.

Flexibility (66%) is second only to pay (73%) in terms of priorities when looking for a new job and over half of UK working parents (55%) would likely consider leaving their job if they found another one that offered more flexible options.

Eight in 10 UK parents would be likely to apply for a role that listed flexible working options, while only three in 10 would be likely to apply for a role that did not list flexible working options and of the UK parents currently in work, three in 10 are in jobs below their skill level because their jobs offer greater flexibility.