December 08 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Workers more attracted to jobs that offer homeworking, study shows

Workers more attracted to jobs that offer homeworking

Over 40 per cent of workers in the UK would accept a new job if they were able to work from home, according to a new study.

The research also found that workers would be more attracted to a job role that offers staff the option of having a nap.

Productive

The research revealed that workers aged 25 to 44 are more likely to want to take on a job that offers the option of homeworking, and also identified the cities in which workers would prefer to work from home.

Cardiff was found to be the city in which workers are most in favour of having a job that enables them to work from home, with two-thirds of workers in this area wishing to be given the option of homeworking. This was followed by workers in Nottingham and Birmingham.

One in five workers said that they would be more attracted to a job that offers the option of napping, whilst 15 per cent said that having a nap in the middle of their shift would help them to feel more productive.

Whilst some US companies have offered staff the option of napping, Bright HR is the only company in the UK to introduce nap rooms for their workers.

Impact

Commenting on the research, Time4sleep.co.uk Director Jonathan Warren said: “It’s clear to see that lack of sleep is having a major impact on workers with over half of people admitting to having a snooze at their desks and that the regular nine to five job simply isn’t working anymore for a lot of young people.”

Helen Gould

Helen is a News Writer for LSBF who writes about education, careers, sustainable business, and women in business.

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