Empowering your people: How finance and IT leaders can support flexible working

The Great Resignation. The Big Quit. Whatever name it goes by, the recent increase in employee turnover is part of a major shift in the way employees see their jobs. These changes are happening across roles and functions—from interns to the C-suite, from HR to finance and IT. To gain more insight into the changing nature of work and employee expectations, Oxford Economics and the SAP Concur business unit of SAP conducted a worldwide, cross-industry survey of 352 finance and IT decision-makers at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

This fact sheet focuses on the 50 responses from Canada. Our survey revealed several key takeaways for these decision-makers:

  • Employee alignment could use some work. Most leaders in Canada say they know what matters to their employees—but few say they offer the right mix of benefits to them. This may be a critical weakness.
  • Most leaders want to be back in the office full-time. But expectations may not match reality—more than half of leaders expect to have some form of remote work in the next two years. Decision-makers in Canada will need to deal with this going forward.
  • Few workplaces are optimized for flexible work. Few travel and expense (T&E), invoice management, and related processes are completely optimized for flexible work. Leaders must re-evaluate their processes and training to keep up with changing regulations as well as employee expectations.

Download the complete fact sheet to learn more.