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July 24, 2021
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Flexible and hybrid working policies undervalued by UK Gen Zers

Only 3.7 percent of UK Gen Zers value flexible and hybrid working policies as most important to them in their future company, claims a poll of over 4000 UK Gen Zers from Yubo. Despite the current discussion regarding maintaining flexible working from home policies as the UK restrictions begin to ease, Gen Zers do not value this as highly as other aspects of work. The poll, which is focused on UK Gen Z’s plans after leaving secondary school and career goals, claims UK Gen Zers value a good work-life balance as the most important aspect of a business with a third (32.2 percent) of respondents choosing this option. This was followed by a good salary (26 percent); a social culture (12.3 percent); equal opportunities (7.9 percent); the ability to learn new things (7.8 percent); and career advancement prospects (4.7 percent). Additional team benefits such as free lunches, snacks, team holidays, contributions to gym memberships or mobile phone expenses ranked second to last with 3.2 percent of respondents saying this was the most important to them. Surprisingly, only 2.1 percent of respondents said that environmental protection policies are the most important thing to them in their future workplace, which ranked last. The survey claims that a large percentage of UK Gen Zers aren’t planning to pursue higher education at all, with nearly two fifths (37 percent) wanting to go straight into the workforce or get an apprenticeship. The past year had a huge impact on Gen Z, including school closures and…
Flexible and hybrid working policies undervalued by UK Gen Zers

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