The Flex Index, a survey of flexible working habits carried out by workplace planning firm Scoop, has now come to the UK.
After focusing on the US market, the Flex Index is expanding internationally, with the UK the first port of call. The UK edition uses data from almost 5,000 companies that employ around three million people. It covers areas such as:
- the breakdown of full time in office vs. hybrid vs. fully remote work in the UK
- trends in UK flexibility by company size and industry
- how much time hybrid employees in the UK are expected to spend in the office
- how the UK compares to the US on flexibility
- 72% of UK employers offer total work location flexibility for their corporate employees. Only 28% require staff to be in the office full time.
- A structured hybrid model is the most popular solution, used by 44% of businesses. With this, employers specify how much time employees are expected to be in the office.
- 38% of UK employers require 2-3 days a week in the office. Only 3% require one day, with the same percentage mandating four days.
- Surprisingly, small businesses offer the most flexibility. 76% of firms with fewer than 500 employees offer fully flexible work versus just 17% of companies that have 25,000+ staff.
- UK bosses have embraced work location flexibility to an even greater extent than their US counterparts. 44% of UK employers have adopted a structured hybrid model compared with 28% of US-headquartered companies.
You can read the full report here.