7 workplace benefits the most flexible companies have in place

Flexible working is more important than ever for attracting and keeping the best talent. But it's not just about working from home or having a hybrid setup anymore. The top companies are doing a lot more.

3rd Apr 2024

In February, Flexa released our annual Flexa100 list, where we share the most flexible companies to work for in 2024. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here.

Flexible working is now super important for attracting and keeping the best talent. But it's not just about working from home or having a hybrid setup anymore. The top companies are doing a lot more.

Our Flexa100 ranking is the first list of its kind. We benchmark our companies using hundreds of thousands of data points that evaluate factors such as working from home, remote working, flexible hours, dog-friendly offices, flexible benefits, and other key ways of working and cultural indicators.

The FlexScore represents a company’s flexible working environment by looking at the different flexible working options a company offers.  Beyond hybrid and remote working, a FlexScore considers everything from location, hours, benefits, senior leadership, trust & autonomy, and work-life balance. It’s a way to show how flexible a company is and put the spotlight on the most flexible companies to work for.

Here are the most popular policies that this year’s most flexible companies are offering their employees.

🍼 83% of our top 100 Flexified companies offer enhanced maternity and paternity leave

Enhanced maternity and paternity leave refers to policies offered by employers that go beyond the statutory minimum requirements for parental leave. These enhanced policies typically provide employees with additional time off, increased pay during leave, or other benefits that support new parents during the transition to parenthood. By empowering employees to take more time off work to bond with their new child, employers can help parents to achieve a better relationship between their work and family responsibilities.

💻 64% of the most flexible companies are remote-first

Remote-first companies allow employees to have the freedom and flexibility to choose between remote and in-office work.This means employees can choose to work remotely the majority of the time, spend a few days in the office, or adopt another arrangement that better fits their working needs.  

🌴 60% of the top 100 Flexifed companies offer employees Work From Anywhere (WFA) schemes

Work from anywhere (WFA) schemes give employees the option to work from any location for a set number of days per year, and enjoy the perk of travelling to new destinations or visiting family abroad without exhausting their annual leave.

It’s a fantastic way to empower employees to be autonomous and give them

the freedom to work where they want, whether that be in the comfort of their

own home or somewhere surrounded by sun and sea.

🏗️ 64% of the top 100 Flexifed companies have team building days in their benefits package

Being flexible doesn’t mean you don’t get to see your employees, and it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t connect and have fun together.

Team building days are a perfect example of this. These organised events or activities are designed to improve collaboration, communication, morale, and camaraderie among team members.

🖥️ 40% of the top 100 Flexified companies offer a work-from-home allowance

When it comes to working from home, having the right equipment isn't just a luxury – it's a necessity. Your team spends a solid 8+ hours a day parked at their home desks. By giving them a work from home allowance you’re investing in your team's productivity, well-being, and overall happiness.

⚖️ 59% of the top 100 Flexified companies are open to part time roles

It’s no surprise that part time roles are some of the most popular among our onboarding candidates. These employees can better balance work with other commitments such as education, childcare, or personal interests. These roles have become increasingly popular for those aged 50+, especially those with health problems, caring responsibilities, or a desire for improved work-life balance.