Previously, flexible work hours were typical only for freelance or part-time workers. However, this is no longer the case. After the volatile period businesses experienced during the pandemic, many companies encouraged their staff to start working flexible hours.
Work schedule flexibility refers to an understanding between employees and enterprises that allows employees to work from anywhere at any time. A schedule is proposed by the employee and agreed upon with the manager.
Having staff work during different hours or from different locations may sound intimidating to some companies as they may feel they lack control over their staff. However, this is not the case and scheduling flexibility provides several options.
Benefits of Work Schedule Flexibility
This may seem counterintuitive due to the past misconceptions that if employers cannot see their employees working, then they must not be working. However, providing employees with flexible schedules can increase employee efficiency. While an office environment may be conducive for certain employees, providing employees with the ability to work at a time and place that is more conducive to them can lead to increased efficiency. Offices can sometimes be loud and distracting with several activities occurring at once. Through work scheduling flexibility, employees can select when and where they would like to work, for example from within the comfort of their own home.
Ensure Employee Retention
Work schedule flexibility ensures that employees want to stay at your company. Why you may ask? Employees feel trusted and valued when given the ability to set their hours. By providing employees with the ability to work flexibly you are allowing them to thrive and work in an environment that suits them. This will result in employees choosing to continue working for your company.
A major benefit that both companies and employees will gain through flexible working hours is a decrease in money spent. Employees will save on costs associated with traveling to work regularly. However, companies save as well. Companies save on the overhead associated with housing several employees. Companies can save on rent, maintenance, water, and electricity by renting or purchasing smaller offices, as they no longer have to house all their employees at once.
Software for Employee Flexibility
With an understanding of the benefits flexible scheduling for employees can provide, you may be wondering how it can be implemented and achieved for your business.
Work schedule flexibility can be implemented within your company, and with great success due to a no-code platform.
No-code platforms, such as CloudApper, are software systems that enable users to effortlessly create applications using a graphical user interface. Users go through a step-by-step drag and drop process to create applications.
How does it assist with employee work schedule flexibility? Now employers can create web based and mobile applications that their employees can operate from anywhere. Allowing them to work remotely and with work schedule flexibility.
How Does It Increase Employee Flexibility?
Whether you create an application or use one of CloudApper’s business software systems, all of CloudApper’s software solutions are capable of mobile operability. Whether it is through their smartphone, laptop, or tablet your employees can conduct and take action on various business processes on the system without having to compromise because they are not working from their desktop computer.
Providing employees with the ability to work from their mobile phones already increases flexibility because employees can work from anywhere. Whether it is in their home, the office, or at a coffee shop.
Work schedule flexibility means that employees can work from different locations. Keeping them on the same page is crucial. With CloudApper your company will have a centralized cloud-based database to manage all of the tasks associated with specific business processes. For example, your company’s maintenance manager does not have to be at every site they manage. Instead they can monitor the time and usage intervals of assets and understand when maintenance is required. They can then send a digital work order to an employee on their smartphone. The employee can then attend to the order and update the database. Meaning that all employees will be on the same page at all times, even while working flexibly.
Work schedule flexibility should not be viewed as a perk, but rather a method to get the most out of your employees. With CloudApper your company can implement the business systems required to ensure your employees have flexibility while remaining efficient.