Category: Flexibility

Double Forte

Double Forte

Most people who found companies initiate their business, grow their staff and then address how they will deal with their employees’ family obligations. PR agency Double Forte did the reverse.

 

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What’s Working for Older Workers—And What That Can Teach All of Us

What’s Working for Older Workers—And What That Can Teach All of Us

New York City’s Age Smart Employer Awards recognize firms that embrace policies supporting workers of all ages — including older employees — and the benefits these companies reap can be instructive to us all.

 

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Solix

Solix

At Solix, Inc., a program management and eligibility solutions company, employees who want a flexible work arrangement or non-traditional schedule don’t have to ask for it.

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Nanette Fondas on the Way Forward for OpenWork

OpenWork Conversations: Nanette Fondas on the Way Forward for OpenWork

Nanette Fondas is co-author of “The Custom Fit Workplace,” considered by many to be the bible of workplace flexibility. OpenWork spoke with Nanette about the state of flexibility today and the way forward.

 

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Stanford University

Stanford University

When former Stanford University School of Medicine dean Phillip Pizzo grew concerned that many talented doctors were foregoing promising academic careers in medicine in order to juggle family demands, he set up a task force.

 

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My OpenWork Story: The Unpredictable Nature of Caregiving

The Unpredictable Nature of Caregiving

How can we give more people the flexibility to do what they need to do, even when it’s unpredictable? 

 

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The State of OpenWork

The State of OpenWork

Four recent studies outline where we are and where we can grow.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Boosts Productivity

OpenWork Boosts Productivity

According to the 2014 Workplace Flexibility Survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), flexibility boosted productivity and reduced absenteeism at nearly all firms surveyed.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Increases Employee Engagement

OpenWork Increases Employee Engagement

One study found that flexibility led to higher engagement, lower stress and lower turnover intention compared to workers without flexibility.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Increases Employee Retention

OpenWork Increases Employee Retention

Over 80 percent of employees reported that work flexibility is an important factor in their intention to stay with their company.

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Reduces Turnover

OpenWork Reduces Turnover

The expected turnover rate for employees who do not have the flexibility they need at their companies is almost twice the rate of those who do.

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Improves Quality of Life

OpenWork Improves Quality of Life

Flexible work arrangements have proven to be important in improving quality of life for workers at all pay grades.

 

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