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New Workplace Study Finds 88 Percent of Global Decision Makers Agree Flexible Working Positively Impacts Employee Retention and Recruitment

February 16, 23
New Workplace Study Finds 88 Percent of Global Decision Makers Agree Flexible Working Positively Impacts Employee Retention and Recruitment

Targus surveyed 1,000 senior business decision makers and 6,000 professionals in North America and Europe to explore how to improve workers’ wellbeing and empowerment

 

London, UK  – 16 February 2023 – Targus®, a leader in laptop cases and mobile computing accessories, has released the results of its annual 2023 Global Workplace Study, which examines the key factors, tools, and trends that are important for improving employee wellbeing, engagement, and productivity.

According to the survey among 1,000 senior business decision makers and 6,000 workers across North America and Europe, the top three wellbeing priorities are: flexible working (47 percent), rewards and recognition (43 percent), and cost of living support (40 percent). In fact, 88 percent of business decision makers globally agree that flexible working positively impacts their staff retention and recruitment, an 11-point increase from 2021.

“Since most of us spend more time at work than we do with our family and friends, it’s vital to understand how to make work more purposeful and productive,” says David Brown, Marketing Director at Targus EMEA. “Our study helps to answer these questions by exploring themes, such as employee wellbeing, engagement, productivity, as well as the importance of sustainability.”

Here are some of the study’s key findings:

  • Flexible and hybrid working remains the norm, with 68 percent of respondents in the UK stating that they do not work from an office full time and 69 percent stating that they only work in an office between two and four days per week.
  • Having the right tools to work from anywhere is extremely important. Specifically, 82 percent of workers in the UK and 82 percent globally say they would be negatively impacted without the right tech accessories to do their work. However, many businesses supporting flexible working conditions do not supply their employees with the tech accessories they need to work well remotely, such as a keyboard, mouse, headphones, additional monitor(s), and hub. An annual budget to purchase accessories ranked in the top five ways to enhance wellbeing at work.
  • Businesses and consumers increasingly prioritize sustainability, with more than 53 percent of global respondents stating that sustainable attributes influence their purchasing considerations for tech accessories. In the UK alone, 61 percent of people say they are happy to pay more for sustainable products that last longer, and 64 percent say they buy less fast fashion products and invest in long-lasting products.

Read the complete 2023 Global Workplace Study for more valuable insights on the state of the workplace.

 

About Targus 

For 40 years, Targus has been revolutionizing mobile computing accessories for large enterprises and consumers, alike — connecting people and technology in meaningful ways. From laptop bags to tablet cases, to peripherals and universal docking stations, we persistently conceive, design, and produce innovative, productivity-boosting solutions that make the complex, simple; and seamlessly integrate into the lifestyles of mobile professionals wherever they work – at home, in the office, or wherever they go. We cross categories, regions, industries, and lifestyles with a breadth and depth of products that provide you with the solutions you need to live, dream, and do.

Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Targus has global operations in more than 24 offices and distribution in more than 100 countries. Learn more about us at targus.com, like or follow us on Facebook, and LinkedIn.

 

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Targus has been creating purposeful solutions for 40 years. Through the ever-evolving landscape of tech, Targus is here to help you seamlessly carry, protect, and connect. Our approach is driven by insight data, global reach, responsible business, and commitment to quality, ensuring that we have the skills and experience to meet your performance, style, and protection needs. From individuals to large enterprises, we’re here to help you get more done.

Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Targus has global operations in more than 24 offices and distribution in more than 100 countries. Like or follow us on Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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