Flexible Working Insights March 2022

28th Jul 2022

Here at Flexa we love data. We have been collecting data from candidates during the sign-up process to gather insights and further understanding into what candidates are looking for in flexible working policies.

Job location

Over the period of Q1 2022, 42.69% of candidates were seeking fully remote roles - although there was a decline of 19.11 ppts when compared to the same period in 2021, the demand for remote-first roles has increased by 7.8 ppts since the start of the year. Ultimately, showing that candidates are valuing having a choice as opposed to being fully office based or fully remote.

Flexible working hours 

Q1 2022 highlighted that 69.93% of candidates have expressed their interest in flexible working hours. This is an increase of 4.53 ppts compared to the same period in 2021 and a 15.4 ppts increase when comparing March 2022 with December 2021. 

With a diverse user base, it is no surprise that flexible working hours are being prioritised when searching for a new role, as it enables people to have a better work-life balance, leading to increased morale.

Hybrid jobs

Over Q1, 27.28% of users have been browsing roles, using the "Hybrid" filter. This has stayed consistent with only 0.8 ppts variability in 2022, with over 14,000 searches for hybrid roles in the last month alone.

Work from anywhere schemes  

We have seen a huge spike in the demand for "Work from anywhere schemes". In the new year, 81.21% of candidates in March 2022 chose this as their top benefit when searching for a new role. This is at an all-time high! 

WFA schemes can be an easy way to add additional flexibility to a company's flexible working policies. There are legal and tax implications with this, but you can see some additional information and guidance around working from anywhere in one of our previous posts.