Men want option to work flexible hours too

MEN in the UK want more flexible working options, according to a recent study.

Historically, women were more likely to request part-time or flexible working as they would be more likely to juggle childcare and work. However, four in five men surveyed by the consultancy, Timewise, said they already work flexibly or would prefer more control over their working hours.

The survey of 3,000 UK adults also revealed that 90 per cent of employees dislike the strict nine-to-five day. It found that both men and women want flexibility to reduce commute times, increase leisure or study time, and to help with childcare.

Many employees would prefer to have flexibility to enable them to work from home on some days or work a different set of hours spread across several days.

Read our advice on flexible working arrangements here