Flex Programs Enhance Employee Engagement

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-04-2013 Email

If you believe that highly engaged work teams are typically more motivated and productive than those which aren't—and countless scientific surveys support this premise—then you should seriously consider stepping up your flex-work arrangement program. And if telecommuting, adaptable schedules and shared job roles aren't part of the equation at your company, then you could be looking at a significant competitive disadvantage as you recruit for IT talent. These and other findings are among the highlights of the recently released Workplace Flexibility 2013 survey from WorldatWork. The report presents a comprehensive perspective when it comes to U.S. organizations and their employees, as once-novel practices are now emerging as mainstream. To cite just one telling metric, a mere 3 percent of companies have canceled telework programs over the last past two years, according to WorldatWork. CIOs will also be interested to learn exactly what tech equipment is often organization-funded for telecommuters, and which IT tools and systems are most in-demand to make work-from-home arrangements work. WorldatWork is a nonprofit HR association for professionals and organizations. More than 830 organization members took part in the research, and those members are typically management-level HR and hiring executives. For more about the survey, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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