December 2nd, 2019: A new survey from My Confidence Matters, in association with Capability Jane Recruitment, has highlighted that around a third of women and men felt a lack of flexible working has impacted their career to date, with 43% stating health and wellbeing as another key factor.
The research, which looked at career confidence and progression, found that, out of 2,500 respondents, 85% of female respondents wanted to reach a more senior position at work, but felt their progression (nearly 35%) had been impacted by a lack of flexible working.
However, these issues aren’t just for women as 30% of men cited lack of flexible working, with more stating that personal relationships (37%), had impacted their career choices to date.
Caroline Doherty, Commercial Director, Capability Jane says: ‘The need to work flexibly isn’t a women-only issue. It’s something that impacts all genders. We know that being able to work flexible hours...