Leading employers are continuing the movement toward an effective and flexible 21st-century workplace through workplace flexibility. Years of research from the Families and Work Institute and SHRM have shown that workflex is a business strategy that can help both employers and employees succeed. Need convincing?
Here are some benefits employers get from workflex:
- Reduced turnover costs, real estate costs, callouts/absenteeism
- Improved recruitment and retention of top employees
- Increased productivity
- Improved customer service and employee health
- Improved business continuity during natural disasters and inclement weather
- Ability to reduce environmental footprint
Here are some benefits employees get from workflex:
- Ability to work when most productive
- Reduced schedule conflicts and stress
- Ability to care for a sick family member and/or manage elder care issues
- More time to spend with family
- Overall health improvement, including better mental health
- Avoidance of peak commute times
- Higher levels of job satisfaction and less negative spillover from job to home
As we start a new year, consider the advice in this blog post from Lisa Horn, co-leader of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative,“Resolve to Be Flexible in 2013!”
Sloan Award Application Opens January 14!
When Work Works, the national workplace flexibility initiative led by SHRM and the Families and Work Institute administers the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. Do you have an effective and flexible workplace? If so, be sure to apply for the Sloan Award starting January 14, 2013, to showcase your organization’s flex strategies and stand out from your competition as an employer that values business success AND its employees!
When Work Works Update
Now that the new year is upon us, the 2013 When Work Works roll-out is underway officially with the following educational programs occurring in January.