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27% of employees prefer flexible working hours over pay rises

But businesses don’t trust employees to work flexibly, according to a Samsung survey
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Research has revealed that 27 per cent of employees would rather give up a pay rise in favour of flexible working hours.

The study carried out by Samsung looked at 2,000 office workers and 200 business owners, which found 27 per cent of workers would opt for flexible working hours over a pay rise.

Although, the research found that 31 per cent of business owners do not think they are responsible for equipping employees with the tools for flexible working.

Graham Long, VP of the enterprise business team at Samsung, said: “There is clearly a huge appetite for flexible working, and during winter, it makes business sense for employees to be not only equipped with the tools to work wherever they may be, but also feel that their employers trust them to do so.“

Samsung also found that 28 per cent of businesses surveyed said that they do not trust employees to work flexibly, however, 51 per cent believe it could improve productivity.

Long added: “With the winter weather now upon us, it's essential that UK businesses overcome the ‘trust gap’ to allow enterprises and employees to reap the benefits of a well-regulated flexible working model.”

This news comes after Samsung donated a $50,000 grant to a school, to help inspire more girls to work in tech.

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