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Flexitime key to retain women talent

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Emirates Business

Women’s participation at workplace has increased manifold over the last decade, but at the same time it is being witnessed that due to busy schedules and lack of office flexibility many working mothers are giving up their careers midway.
According to a recent survey of professional women in the GCC by MCG Group, 76 percent respondents cited lack of flexible options as reason for not returning to work, while more than a third of them stated they would resume work immediately if they get flexible timing.
“Coming from a busy role in advertising and as a soon-to-be mum of two very young children, I fully understand the struggle of juggling home and work life. Our company Hopscotch has enabled professional women across the Middle East, whatever their situation is, to find flexible work options and to support them in their quest,” said Helen McGuire, CEO of MCG Group of Companies, who herself has been a professional mother.
MCG Group research also
revealed that 92 percent of companies require employees who work non-traditional hours as part of their workforce and 80 percent of them encourage flexible
approaches to time and locations.

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