6 Major Benefits to Offering Flexible Work Arrangements

Posted by Behere | August 3, 2017 | Article
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Flexible work arrangements are a hot topic right now, and rightfully so. Employees have a need, and want, for more flexibility that extends well beyond the desire to sit at home in pjs all day.

These flexible work programs range from:

  • flexible hours
  • telecommuting
  • remote work days, weeks, months
  • full time remote-work

 

Does Your Industry Have Flexible Work Arrangements?

These industries are at the forefront of flexible work and have already implemented flexible working programs. While that is great it’s clear, more industries and employers have to recognize that flexible work is essential. In order for organizations to attract top talent, they must provide these options.

Plus, the benefits to both organizations and the employees are overwhelming:

  • Increased productivity
  • Huge cost savings
  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Environmental benefits and more!

So we’ve put together a list of some of the largest benefits for employers. (Trying to convince your boss you should work remotely? Read this.)

  1. Higher Productivity:

    •  93% of employees say they are most productive when working outside the office due to less office distractions and 75% of managers agree remote employees increase company productivity
  2. Reduces Employee Turnover:

  3. Decreased Costs:

    • Companies save on average $11,000/year for each remote working employee with less overhead, office supplies, electricity etc.
  4. More Engaged Employees:

    • Technology gives us the ability to connect with people anywhere, at anytime. Remote employees use this technology to stay engaged with their teams. Added bonus: their various work environments foster more creativity.
  5. Healthier Employees and Environment

    • Cutting out a 30 min commute daily saves over 20 wasted hours per month. Those hours can instead be spent on tasks and the lack of emissions provides massive environmental benefits.
  6. Lower Stress Levels and Improved Mental Health

    • With no commuting stress, there’s more time for productive work and more time to dedicate to physical fitness; all benefiting employees mental health

For companies, implementing flexible work arrangements make them a more desirable place to work and creates happier, healthier employees. These employees translate into an overall better organization, with higher productivity and increased innovation.

Many studies have shown, our best work is not done in the office, so it’s time to allow employees the flexibility they need.

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