Flexible Working Insights April 2022

1st Aug 2022

Here’s to another month of flexible working data insights collected from candidates during the sign-up process over the last few years. 

You can also view March's flexible working insights, taking you through stats from the first quarter of 2022. But let's get right into April's...

Job location

18.29% of candidates have specified that they are looking for hybrid work in April. This is a huge jump of 86.6% when compared to March 2022 and a 70.3% increase since Q1 2022.

Flexible working hours 

With more employees starting to return to the office more regularly and transitioning into a hybrid model, we are seeing an upward trend in demand for flexible hours, with a 22.6% increase from 57% in Q4 2021 to 69.9% in Q1 2022.

The usage of our flexible hours' filter has also increased by 23.6% over the previous three months, with 29.17% of all candidates in April 2022 only browsing roles that offer flexible working hours. 

Enabling your employees to spend a couple of days a week in the office whilst offering flexibility around working hours gives - more freedom with balancing personal schedules such as childcare, school pick-ups and drop-offs, pet care, family commitments and any other personal matters. Ultimately, leading to happier employees.

Remote first 

39.7% of candidates have expressed interest in working remote-first with an optional office, a whopping 205.4% increase since March 2022.

It is evident that candidates are valuing having a choice over their working environments depending on how they work best whilst maintaining an all-important work-life balance.