7 Big Statistics About the State of Flexible Work Arrangements

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Flexible scheduling. Compressed work weeks. Remote work. Unlimited paid time off.

The way we work is changing. Smartphones in our pockets mean there’s pressure to always be on. Meanwhile, a tightening labor market has employers, especially small businesses, finding creative ways to attract and keep talent. Enter flexible work arrangements.

More workers are asking for flexibility in the hours they work, the locations they work from, the time they can take off to decompress or volunteer in the community. And for employers, a flexible work policy can provide a competitive edge. But small businesses  (companies with 500 or fewer employees) have precious little data on this growing trend. Which is why we surveyed hundreds of small business employees to create The State of Flexible Work Arrangements, which released today.

The result is a detailed report regarding which flexible work benefits small businesses are offering, which employees value most and use frequently, how important these policies are to workers, and more. You can access the entire report here. But here’s a sampling of the most important flexible work stats for 2018.


67% of small businesses offer some form of flexible work arrangements

It may sound surprising, but the majority of small business employees reported that their

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