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Transparency about job details may lead to rise in flexi-work, says BIT

The research – which analysed nearly 20 million job applications – also showed that ‘jobs with clear flexible working options could attract up to 30% more applicants than those that did not’

Hundreds of thousands of new flexible jobs could be created if employers were more “transparent about job details”, according to research by job site Indeed and the government backed Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).

As part of the study, BIT analysed more than 780,000 job postings on Indeed

s and found that “prompting employers to clearly advertise flexible working options led to a 20% increase in the number of jobs advertised as flexible”.  Its report concludes that if these prompt

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