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Majority of under-25s would quit if forced back to the office full time

According to new research, younger employees are making flexible working a priority since the pandemic.

The survey, part of ADP’s 2022 People at Work report, found that almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of 18-24-year-olds, and one in six 25-34-year-olds, would consider looking for a new job if their employer insisted on a full-time return to the workplace, compared with just under half (47 per cent) of 45-54-year-olds.

Across all ages, almost three in five (59 per cent) workers would, or have, considered looking for a new job if their employer asked them to come into the workplace every day.

Mandy Garner, managing editor of Working Mums, said: “We know from numerous studies that many people now want to work more flexibly and that, having tried new ways of working during the pandemic, the arguments and assumptions about flexible working are not always valid…”

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