He said, “National Work-Life Week kicks off this week, aiming to promote the balance between working life and home life – a great initiative that highlights the importance of companies offering their employees and potential employees a healthy work/life balance.

“Recent research from Indeed.com reflects the significance of job flexibility and work/life balance revealing that working hours are the most important factor for almost two-thirds (57%) of people when deciding to apply for a job. According to the research, only a salary/ benefits package is deemed more important with 66% of job seekers citing it as the most important information when applying for a job. Job flexibility is also key coming in at fifth place with over a quarter (26%) of Brits claiming it is the most important.

“It appears this demand for job flexibility is in fact being met by UK employers. A recent report from Indeed.com reflects this, finding the UK as the top source for international searches for flexible jobs. With the recent extension of the right to request flexible working for all UK employees, it’s very exciting to see the UK as leaders in job flexibility internationally supporting National Work-Life Week.”