Flexibility is the name of the game these days, as most employees no longer want to work, the once dominant 9-5 days.
Being in the market on a day-to-day basis, the one thing that candidates always ask for, is to have flexibility in the hours worked so that they have that extra little wiggle room to attend that yoga class or to not get stuck in traffic.
What are your thoughts? Do you believe that the 9-to-5 day is becoming extinct?
The 9-to-5 schedule doesn't conform to most people's lives or workflows. Sitting in a chair for eight hours straight doesn't produce results; many studies have established the benefits of taking breaks during work. And the best hours for productivity vary from person to person. Not everyone is a morning person. One study found sleep deprivation costs employers an average of $2,000 a year per worker; other research suggests cognition peaks in the later afternoon. Workers also find schedules dogmatic. We're adults, and we like autonomy over our lives. Research suggests working fewer hours in a given day or week can improve productivity and health and boost employee-retention rates.