Employees hoping to spend less time in the office in the summer is a given, but a new survey from OfficeTeam suggests most won't get what they want.
The survey shows 44% of employees would like flexible schedules, while 37% want to leave work early on Fridays. But only 23% of human resources managers polled say their company offers flexible schedules during the summer, and a mere 20% say staff is allowed to leave early on Fridays.
"Workers appreciate having more control over their schedules as they juggle personal and professional obligations," said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. "Organizations that don't offer summer benefits in some form may be missing out on a way to increase employee morale and retention."
So what do employees get? About one-third (35%) can wear more casual clothing in the summer months. Here's hoping shorts and sandals boost employee spirits.