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Amazon is the latest global employer to start encouraging its workforce to return to the office and abandon it’s previous work from home arrangements. Leslie Tarnacki, CHRO of WorkForce Software, talks with HR Review about why offering flexibility is the key to retaining valuable employees and winning the war on talent. Tarnacki explores the importance of providing employees flexibility and autonomy over their work rosters to better balance their lives and remain engaged and contributing at work. She reminds readers about the deskless workforce and how it’s imperative for them to also have more flexibility, like their in-office coworkers – and this is made possible for companies that utilise modern workforce management technology.  

“Fortunately, employers can utilise modern workforce management technologies to provide frontline workers with more control over their own rosters – allowing them to coordinate shifts around personal or work obligations, submit time-off requests and gain access to real-time shift swapping. This level of flexibility for frontline staff, as well as those in HQ, will be a competitive differentiator in today’s war for talent,” says Tarnacki.