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Flexible workhours key to choosing a job: survey

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As workplaces undergo transformation, the top emerging trends impacting workforce planning and management are flexible working hours, evolving job roles, enabling technologies and automation, among others, a latest survey has found.

In the global survey, conducted by Kronos Incorporated, that included India, the youth admitted flexibility at the workplace was a key driver to take up a job. One in four (26%) admitted they would work harder and stay longer in a company that would support flexible schedules, with flexibility desired the most in Canada (33%), the U.K. (31%), and the U.S. (31%).

The same trend is expected in India shortly.

Known as GenZ, the youth (35%), said they would never tolerate if forced by their employer to work when they do not want to, while 34% of the respondents said they would not work on back-to-back shifts.

With millennials making up a fair part of it, followed by GenZ, workplaces are reinventing themselves to suit the workforce and their desires without having to compromise on productivity, compliance and cost, say HR experts.

The millennial workforce desires a better working experience with more flexibility, communication, collaboration and real-time connectivity to feel engaged and motivated in an organisation, says James Thomas, Country Manager, India, Kronos Incorporated, a provider of workforce management solutions for corporates.

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