Flexibility is the workplace perk we want most
As the dust settles on the post-pandemic return to work, a big sticking point is emerging for American workers: flexibility.
So what does flexibility mean in this context? It’s things like the ability to set your own schedule: you can go to a doctor’s appointment during the workday or go out for groceries, and still go all your hours. Or it looks like a hybrid or fully remote work setup, with some days at home and others in the office.
McKinsey’s recent US opportunity Investigation found that 87% of people would embrace the opportunity to work flexibly when offered, and this is consistent across demographics, occupations, and geographies. Currently, 58% of Americans work from home at least one day a week, and 35% can work from home up to five days a week.
The most recent Working Conditions and Attitudes Survey, revealed that working from home is much more common in big cities than in small towns and villages, and those who can work from home would like to be able to do so five days a week.
We are at a turning point with our work and the way we want to do it. A recent Pew Research Center investigation also discovered that flexibility really matters to Americans and that if they don’t get it, they will vote with their feet. For 48% of respondents with a child under 18, child care issues were a reason for leaving a job. Another 45% quit a job because of a lack of flexibility about when they could work.
Other factors for people who have recently quit their job include 39% who said their reason was that they worked too many hours, while 30% said it was the opposite: they worked too few hours. ‘hours. Another 35% wanted the option of moving to another region.
It is clear that many people are now looking for a job that suits their lifestyle, not the other way around. If this is your case and you are looking for a new opportunity, we have three of them below, and you can also consult the Job Board to discover many more.
Immuta is the leader in automated data access, helping organizations achieve data compliance. As a UX Developer, you will help shape and design a world-class user experience for Immuta’s entire platform. You will produce elegant front-end code that helps your team implement attractive user interfaces and contribute to Immuta’s design system template library. You will work with UX designers, researchers and product managers to understand the challenges and needs faced by customers. You’ll need previous experience as a front-end developer as well as prototyping experience, and you’ll have three years working in front-end development. In return, the company offers many benefits, including fully employer-paid health care, paid parental leave (maternity and paternity), and unlimited paid time off. Learn more here.
Senior Engineering Lead — Addressability, Index Exchange
Index is a global advertising technology company that helps media owners monetize their digital content through advertising, so consumers can continue to enjoy free and open access to content online. The Engineering Lead/Lead plays a critical role and is responsible for creating, growing, and supporting privacy-aware products that support buyer addressability. You will need a bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, engineering or equivalent, demonstrated leadership and management of teams of 5-15 people and a passion for IT technologies. leadership, team leadership and talent development. The role is remote and the company also offers leave and flexible working hours. See the complete specifications.
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