If you are still unsure about this concept of flexible working and have your doubts, please consider some of the statistics (available online) around this.


The vast majority of employers in the UK (96%) offer some form of flexible working arrangements. Three-quarters of employees in the UK make use of some form of flexible working.


Nearly three-quarters of employers in the US feel that implementing flexible working practices has a positive impact on staff retention.

[CPID, Flexible working provision and uptake – Survey Report 2012]


Two-thirds of the US employers say they offer flexible work hours to their employees.

[Mercer’s 2012 Compensation Policies and Practices Survey]


Telework (88%), Flexi time (82%) and Part-time work (81%) are the most commonly offered flexible working options within organizations globally.

[WorldatWork, Survey on Workplace Flexibility 2013]


In Norway parents have the option of working 50, 60, 75, 80, or 90 percent of their typical hours for up to two years after birth or adoption. Parents in Portugal may reduce their work hours for up to two years until their child is 12 years old, or for longer if they have more than two children or a child with a disability.

[Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2007]

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