More than half of UK adults want to move away from this traditional working pattern according to research released today. 

To attract, retain and motivate, employers need to create opportunities that genuinely work for people whatever their age, life stage or ambition.

Peter Cheese, CIPD CEO and Co-Chair of the Government’s Flexible Working Task Force said “Flexible working is a growing preference for lots of people and provides opportunities to work for many who have other commitments or constraints that make it hard for them to work traditional working patterns,”

However, employers have not been quick to adapt to this trend – almost a third of workers (31%) don’t believe their employer would let them work flexibly or don’t feel able to ask to change the way they work.