A recent survey by human resource solutions agency Randstad showed that over one-third of Malaysians are willing to take a pay cut for a remote work set-up.
The Talent Expectations Survey was part of Randstad’s Reimagine Work: Managing Shifts in Talent Expectations white paper, which provides insights into the changing labour landscape to engage talents in a meaningful way.
“With the research supporting the white paper, we now understand that it is all about work flexibility in Malaysia, and employers now have more information to develop more comprehensive workforce strategies that will meet these new talent expectations,” Randstad Malaysia country director, Fahad Naeem said.
The flexibility of working hours could be a great opportunity for companies, but only if they use it right. Being able to work remotely or take time off as needed should not mean that everyone is available 24/7 without any boundaries on their schedule, Naeem said.
“HR professionals should be setting clearer policies on flexible work such as fixing core hours for team activities, reducing the number and frequency of meetings and narrowing communication channels down to a few that work best for the company,” he added.