Flexible Jobs Can Improve Your Love Life, According to FlexJobs Survey

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New survey results highlights the positive impact of telecommuting, freelance, part-time and other flexible schedule jobs on employees' personal relationships and health.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, FlexJobs, the leading site for finding a flexible job, has released survey results showing that jobs that offer work flexibility can have a very positive impact on employees’ romantic relationships. FlexJobs conducted a Work-Life-Relationship survey with over 1000 respondents, asking them a variety of questions on how their work arrangements affected their personal lives.

The benefits of a job that supports healthy work-life balance have been proven by studies from Stanford University and others, but cynics remain skeptical and employers claim that flexible jobs cut into profits. However, the results of the FlexJobs Work-Life Relationship survey found that 95% of respondents say flexible hours would make them happier people, which can lead to less negativity in the workplace, more engagement in their job, and friendliness within the company and with customers.

In an interesting twist, this new survey found that people wouldn't be happier solely because of commonly cited flexible job perks like reduced commutes and more time for family and friends. Respondents say that flexible jobs could actually help their love lives.

  • 82% said that it would help them be a more attentive spouse/partner/significant other.
  • 49% said that having a flexible job would benefit their romantic relationship, and another 30% weren’t sure but were hopeful.
  • 47% thought it would increase the dates/date nights in their lives.
  • 41% said that having a flexible job would improve their sex life, and another 34% were optimistic it would.

“Some of the results of this survey really took us by surprise,” shared Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and Founder of FlexJobs. “We are well-informed on the many work-life benefits offered by flexible job arrangements such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time and flexible schedule jobs. But we hadn’t really considered on a broad scale how having a flexible job could positively affect people’s love lives and romantic relationships as well. It’s exciting!”

Hand in hand with healthier relationships comes healthier selves, according to 82% of respondents who indicated they would have less stress. Additionally, 89% would be able to take better care of themselves, and 65% would exercise more.

“Increasing your staff’s overall health and well-being should be an eye opener for any employer on the fence regarding offering workplace flexibility,” Fell said. “And since flexible work options can be included in a surprising variety of jobs, from entry-level to executive and in almost any industry, the benefits can be had for most employers and employees.”

For more details and stats on health, love lives and work interests, results of the survey can be viewed at:

http://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/work-flexibility-improves-romance-and-relationships/

For media inquiries, please contact Chelsea Gladden, Chelsea@flexjobs.com or 1-866-991-9222 x 4.

    About FlexJobs

        FlexJobs is the leading online service for hand-screened and professional flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings. FlexJobs gives job seekers an ad-free way to find legitimate jobs quickly, easily, and safely. A proud member of the Better Business Bureau, FlexJobs skilled research team provides quality job leads in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time. FlexJobs is a green, carbon-balanced company which is leading the way to the future of work by promoting telecommuting and flexible jobs that allow people to enjoy work and life in environmentally sustainable ways.

        To find out more about FlexJobs, visit http://www.FlexJobs.com.

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