Benefits for business


The introduction of flexible work arrangements can save you money and lead to improved workplace morale. Happy and satisfied employees create many business benefits:

  • Retaining employees

    Flexible arrangements can reduce unwanted staff losses, maintain customer relationships, retain knowledge and reduce costs for re-training, advertising and administration.
  • Lower staff absences

    Employees who are less stressed about meeting their job and personal commitments have a greater sense of well being, reducing absenteeism and saving you money. 
  • Attracting skilled and motivated employees

    Particularly those who may not normally apply, such as mature aged workers, those with family/carer responsibilities and those seeking greater balance between work and personal interests. 
  • Increasing employee satisfaction

    Creating a happier workplace, with greater teamwork, collaboration and sharing of knowledge. 
  • Motivated and committed staff

    Resulting in increased productivity and greater profits. 
  • Improved customer service and retention

    More committed employees, greater employee retention and smoother workflow will allow you to more closely meet customers' needs. 
  • Being an employer of choice

    Gaining a reputation as a flexible employer expands the pool of talented workers that an advertisement will attract.

When an employee leaves, recruiting and training a new employee costs you time and money. You also lose their valuable knowledge and networks. Evidence shows that people will seek organisations where they are satisfied and generally will leave organisations where needs for work life balance are not met.

 

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Last Modified Date: 02/MAY/2013