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Could Flexible Working work for you?

A flexible working relationship can boost productivity and wellbeing. Staff can commute outside peak hours and employers can look forward to a full day’s work. So how about it? Use our calculator to see how much time you could save on your morning commute.

Key benefits for employees

  • Less time, energy and money spent commuting.
  • Better work-life balance.
  • Lower stress levels.
  • Improved focus and productivity when working.
  • Greater job satisfaction.
  • Enhanced wellbeing.

Tips for talking to your employer about Flexi Working.

Key benefits for employers

  • Easier to attract more diverse talent.
  • Better staff engagement and retention.
  • Increased staff commitment.
  • Greater staff productivity.
  • Decreased absenteeism.
  • Less pressure on staff parking and office space.

Advice for employees considering Flexi Working Arrangements.

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Flex at work

Jenson Varghese

Jenson Varghese

New Zealand Regional Manager at MRCagney

We know that our people have a life and responsibilities outside of the office. We try to make life a little easier by offering a flexible working arrangement.

Kevin Jaffe

Kevin Jaffe

Chairman of Simpson Grierson

Flexible working is a strategic priority for us, and will no doubt remain so as Auckland continues to grow and the need and demand for flexibility increases.

Lana West

Lana West

Head of Diversity and Inclusion at BNZ

Along with the many business benefits, we’ve found that flexibility improves our people’s motivation and job enjoyment, as well as their wellbeing and life balance.

Laurence Sparke

Laurence Sparke

Tax Manager at BBR Limited

I spend less time in congested traffic now, so I’m less stressed and waste less time commuting. And that means I’m more focused when I get in and have more energy for my job.

Erin Venter

Erin Venter

Transfer Pricing Partner at PWC

I have very talented people in my team, who want to have a career, but not at the expense of important parts of their personal lives. So we trust them, and give them the necessary autonomy and support, to make flexible working a success.

Claire Walker

Claire Walker

Group General Manager of Human Resources at SKYCITY

Flexibility is an integral part of our work culture, which makes us attractive as an employer. It opens up opportunities for a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds to have a career and a life outside of work.

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey

Chief People Officer at Auckland Transport

We’ve had very positive feedback, but it takes time to embed practices into the DNA of a large organisation. Ongoing dialogue and support is required, along with a commitment to keep exploring options and evolving your approach.

Flexi-Working Research Findings and Statistics

  • 17% of knowledge workers* in Auckland have formal agreements with their employers to work remotely one or more days per week.

    Source: Future Auckland: The Current and Predicted Extent of Flexible Working, NZ Work Research Institute, 2015.

  • 34% of knowledge workers* in Auckland will work in some kind of formal flexible work arrangement for one or more days per week by 2020.

    Source: Future Auckland: The Current and Predicted Extent of Flexible Working, NZ Work Research Institute, 2015.

  • 60% of knowledge workers* in Auckland could potentially work remotely one or more days per week.

    Source: Future Auckland: The Current and Predicted Extent of Flexible Working, NZ Work Research Institute, 2015.

  • 69% of organisations in New Zealand have a formal policy, or a programme or initiative, for flexible working of some kind, e.g. flexi-time.

    Source: New Zealand Diversity Survey, Diversity Works NZ, April 2017.

  • 68% of workers would consider leaving their current job if offered a comparable one with greater flexibility.

    Source: Flexible Work Design: A Strategic Imperative in New Zealand Business, Diversitas, July 2015

  • 88% of professionals in New Zealand and Australia are more likely to consider a role if flexible work arrangements are advertised.

    Source: Driving and Implementing a Flexibility-at-work Agenda, Robert Walters, 2015.

  • The flexible work arrangements ranked most desirable by professionals in New Zealand and Australia are flexible hours (81% of respondents) and the option to work from home (68%).

    Source: Driving and Implementing a Flexibility-at-work Agenda, Robert Walters, 2015.

* Knowledge workers include anyone working with information for a living; e.g. software engineers, physicians, pharmacists, architects, engineers, scientists, public accountants, lawyers, and academics, and any other white-collar worker.