Flexible Work Schemes and Its Impact on Employee Absenteeism

 Flexible work systems are becoming more and more common today, giving your employees more flexibility in choosing where, when and how they work. There are three forms of flexible work arrangements that are often applied by companies, namely flexible locations, flexible times and flexible schedules.

Examples of flexible work are working from home, working remotely or telecommuting, hybrid working, sharing work and flexible working hours (flextime). The flexible working hours policy offers employees the advantage of working outside of traditional company hours, which is 9am to 5pm.

This option is becoming more and more popular, because apart from having an impact on a more balanced employee lifestyle, from an office operational perspective, it has many advantages as well.

One of them, flexible work can make your company more cost-effective for providing office facilities such as office desks and chairs, electricity bills, and allocating transportation allowances, because employees don't have to go to the office every day. In addition, the health of your employees will increase, so that health reimbursement costs can also be saved and allocated for other things.

From a psychological perspective, believe it or not, many office managers testify that a flexible work system suppresses open conflicts between co-workers.

A recent survey from Gartner found that 43 percent of digital workers said that flexible working hours helped them achieve greater productivity. Because, employees get the freedom to work in the most productive way for them. This increase in employee welfare will have an impact on job satisfaction, increase morale and motivation.

Because working hours are more flexible, the quantity and quality of employees' work is determined by the salary, benefits and bonuses they get. However, of course there are still calculations that are considered in terms of absenteeism and attendance.

With the changing work environment, the attendance system from the past is no longer relevant and must automatically be updated following the development of the situation.

Reporting from Brookings, millennials are expected to make up 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. Flexible work is important for prospective millennial employees, as they don't want to tie their achievements to physical presence to get work done.

The use of the right technology to measure employee attendance is needed. In implementing a flexible work policy, you certainly still need to take part in controlling and monitoring employees, so that their productivity is always maintained, even increased. How to do it remotely?

Make sure your attendance system makes it easy to record employee attendance, monitor employee work time productivity, share tasks remotely and monitor your field team visit activities practically on one platform.

This method is often dubbed "Flexi-hour Attendance" - are you ready to apply it in your organization? Consult your organization's unique needs with KPSG, who is ready to create the best attendance system for you!

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