A new survey has found that 93% of people say they would like to work for an employer who supports and encourages a greater work-life balance.
The research was carried out by food company Kellogg and jobs site Indeed.
It found that almost 40% of respondents said they would be unlikely to take a job with a company that did not have a flexible or hybrid working policy in place.
The figure increased to 42% for women aged 35 to 44 years.
Over 53% of respondents stated that they felt working remotely on a full-time basis would have a detrimental impact on their career progression, with men being more concerned about this factor than women.
When it comes to choosing an employer, 50% said they would forfeit flexible working in favour of a higher salary.
Knowing your team will be in the office, modern on-site facilities, free snacks and face-to-face time with senior management were among the top advantages of getting back to office life.
"What is interesting about the research is that while flexible working is very much top of mind for people now, there is a nervousness that this will somehow impact career progression," said Sinead Collins, HR Director at Kellogg Europe.
"I think the onus is on us as employers now to build flexible working models that support progression across the board and allow people to work in the environment that they find most productive," she said.
The study involved more than 1,000 workers who were surveyed between 30 March and 5 April 2022.