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Flexi mode: PwC lets new recruits choose their work hours

by Purvai Dua
30th Aug 18 3:21 pm

Accountancy giant PwC has launched a new scheme whereby it is asking new recruits to suggest what hours they would like to work.

PwC decided to adopt this ‘gig economy’ approach after a study found almost 46 per cent of 2,000 respondents said they prioritise flexible working hours when choosing a good job.

Talking about this, Dean Forbes, CEO at CoreHR said: ‘New ways of working have arrived and PwC’s scheme reaffirms the reality that businesses need to change current employment practices if they want to attract and retain the best talent. With fewer people willing to commit to a ‘job-for-life’, more businesses must take the time to consider whether elements of gig economy practices can be incorporated into their workplace. Its potential spans far beyond its transport and retail origins.’

‘Adopting the strategy, technology and business models to successfully manage the changing nature of the workforce can drive significant value – for both employees and the business. People are more agile, responsive and open to change than their employers believe and meeting their expectations for flexibility is key to attracting and retaining the very best talent. Getting these workers up-to-speed, motivated and adding value as quickly as possible is an opportunity for businesses to drive a strong competitive advantage.’

‘An engaged and motivated workforce have a huge impact on company culture and growth – and investing in employee satisfaction is a great way to achieve that.’

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