US men ‘more keen on flexibility than women’

Men in the US are more willing than women to sacrifice part of their salary in order to obtain greater flexibility, according to a survey.

Men in the US are more willing than women to sacrifice part of their salary in order to obtain greater flexibility, according to a survey.

The survey of over 1,000 workers by Mom Corps shows 12 per cent of working men were willing to give up 10 per cent of their salary for greater flexibility, compared to 6 per cent of working women.

Younger staff, aged 18-34, were three times as likely as older staff to say they would give up more than 10 per cent of their salary for greater flexibility.

"The fact that employees of all ages are willing to give up any percentage of their salary in exchange for more flexibility over their work schedule is significant, especially given the current economic climate and record unemployment rates," says Allison O’Kelly, founder and chief executive of Mom Corps.

Some 62 per cent of working parents said flexible working was one of the main things they considered when looking for a new job.





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