Enhanced performance, reduced stress, increased well-being and greater job satisfaction were also noted from BAM and other partners in Timewise flexible working trial.
- ‘One Year On’ review of the Timewise & Build UK ‘Construction Pioneers’ pilot to be published today, commissioned by CITB and four participating construction firms.
- Programme was led by industry body Build UK and designed by flexible working experts Timewise.
- Reviews the impact of rolling out different forms of flexible working, both offsite and onsite, with construction workers over the last year, i.e. since the pilots ended.
- 4 major employers took part (the Pioneers): BAM Construct, BAM Nuttall, Skanska UK and Willmott Dixon.
- ALL FOUR chose to continue with flexible working practices, once the pilots ended.
- It’s believed that flexible working has since been a key contributor to improving employee satisfaction and achieving a reduction in sickness absence rates.
- Results from the 4 firms buck the industry-wide trend for worsening rates of sickness absence post-pandemic.
Four leading firms that took part in a ground-breaking flexible working pilot, designed to test different kinds of flexible working in construction ALL continued with flexible working practices, after the 18-month pilot ended. ALL now report a decline in the rate of sickness absence, with flexible working believed to be a contributing factor.
The social enterprise and flexible working experts Timewise today publish a review of the impact of the pilot, called ‘Making Construction a great place to work – a view one year on’.
The review was commissioned by CITB and the four Pioneer Partners - BAM Construct, BAM Nuttall, Skanska UK and Willmott Dixon.
The findings suggest that flexible working has had a number of positive impacts – for workers in terms of reduced stress, increased well-being and for job satisfaction. For firms, in terms of enhanced performance and a reduction in sickness-related absence rates.