Yet another survey has shown the importance of Flexible Working in the eyes of employees. This one run by corporate gift suppliers Adler covered 1,000 UK workers and aimed to identify the top benefits workers want to see offered as standard by their employer. Flexible working topped the list with half of respondents (48 percent) saying it should be offered as standard by UK companies.

The full list of the top five desired workplace benefits is:

Flexible working (48 percent)
Pension schemes (44 percent)
Performance bonuses (34 percent)
Matching pension contributions (34 percent)
Free food and drink (29 percent)

No longer is flexible working a luxury. It’s a vital ingredient for any employer wanting to attract and retain scarce talent.