Businesses are getting better at balancing their demand for longer hours and higher productivity with flexibility for employees to choose when and where they work.
As more organizations allow employees to adjust their schedules and telework, it puts pressure on other employers to offer the same flexibility—or lose out when it comes to recruiting and retaining quality workers.
Those are among the findings of the 2012 National Study of Employers from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource.
The survey of more than 1,000 employers, conducted for the third time since 2005, shows companies are more likely today than seven years ago to allow employees to choose their start and stop times, work from home or other alternative locations and take time off during the workday to tend to personal business as long as they make up the hours later.
Here are eight trends identified by the study. How ...(register to read more)