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Discussion Post
Posted: July 2015
Does your organization have employed attorneys that telework? Do you have an established program for attorneys? Do the attorneys telework full-time, by established schedule or as needed? Has teleworking for attorneys affected productivity
When It Comes to TR Programs, Employers Favor Performance Recognition, Flex Time and PTO Policies
Publish Date:  July 14, 2015
...spending accounts (FSAs). 47% of responding organizations are adopting a paid time off (PTO) bank that gives employees a cumulative number of paid days off. 69% of companies report allowing employees flex time. 71% of respondents offer telework. "Creating a work environment that makes your employees feel like assets to your company is an essential part of today's business," said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. "By designing an effective total rewards program...
Americans Are Overworked and Burnt Out, But Surprisingly Happy at Work
Publish Date:  June 30, 2015
Americans Are Overworked and Burnt Out, But Surprisingly Happy at Work Americans Are Overworked and Burnt Out, But Surprisingly Happy at Work June 30, 2015 — More than half of employees report feeling overworked and burnt out (53%), but the overwhelming majority (86%) are still happy at work and motivated to move up in their organizations. These are the results from the inaugural workplace index conducted by Staples Advantage , the business-to-business division of Staples Inc....
Research and Surveys
Survey Brief - 50 Total Rewards Programs and Practicespdf.pdf
Publish Date:  June 25, 2015
50 Total Rewards Programs and Practices: A survey of what is in use today A Report by WorldatWork, June 2015 About WorldatWork® - The Total Rewards Association WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effec-tiveness and total rewards - strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately,...
Employees Required to Be Present in the Workplace Despite Severe Weather
Publish Date:  June 11, 2015
...Regular training is important, but it's also critical to have the right products in place." Getting work done when an emergency strikes is a problem for many businesses, as 55% of office workers are unable to telework. Communication is another issue, with nearly 30% of office workers saying they receive last-minute notification (or none at all) about office closures. The survey also revealed discrepancies between employers' and employees' perceptions of safety processes and...
Public Policy Resource
WorldatWork Advocacy Fact Sheet 2015.pdf
Publish Date:  June 5, 2015
...trends • Legislative & regulatory matters related to total rewards General Workplace • Health & welfare plans • Healthcare reform implementation • Retirement: defined benefit & defined contribution plans • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) • Paid and unpaid leave • Voluntary benefits Benefits • Workplace flexibility • Telework & virtual workers • Wellness in the workplace • Community involvement • Transforming organizational culture Work-Life Compensation only All HR Functions Comp & Benefits Total Rewards Exec. Comp Only, Other HR Specialty Benefits Only Work-life, non-HR 30 % 29 % 16...
Majority of Employers Want to Promote Mental Well-Being in the Workplace
Publish Date:  May 26, 2015
...workplace and give employees the support they need to reduce their stress." Other key findings: Employee performance is the most important reason organizations address work-related stress and poor mental well-being. Workplace accidents, employee engagement, productivity and motivation follow closely behind. More than two-thirds of employers offer flexible work schedules, and more than half offer telecommuting to mitigate work-related stress. Contents © 2015 WorldatWork. For more information, contact the Copyright Department at WorldatWork
77 Employers Identified with Work-Life Distinction
Publish Date:  April 6, 2015
77 Employers Identified with Work-Life Distinction Share   77 Employers Identified with Work-Life Distinction Seal of Distinction Recipients Here are the 2015 recipients of the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction: 1WorldSync A.T. Kearney ACI Specialty Benefits Corp. Acxiom Corp. AgStar Financial Services Alston & Bird LLP BASF Corp. BDO USA LLP BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System Bon Secours Health System Inc. Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC Brown...
WorldatWork Journal
  Are Work Like Benefits Getting the Respect They Deserve
Publish Date:  March 4, 2015
...employees (Schuster and Zingheim 2012 and 2012a). Work-life benefits are available to all employees upon joining the organization and are not contingent upon job performance. The core programs are flexible work arrangements, such as flextime and telecommuting, and family-friendly programs, such as on-site lactation rooms and senior-care referral services. Are Work-Like Benefits Getting the Respect They Deserve? 27 First Quarter | 2015 Some consultants agreed with the banks' actions and have...
workspan Article
  Flexibility Engagement and What Employees Want
Publish Date:  February 25, 2015
...Engagement and What Employees Want How Prevalent Are Flexibility Programs? (By Voluntary Turnover) Teleworking, flex time and part-time schedules top the list. Flexibility Option Low 0% to 5% Medium 6% to 10% High 11% and more Telework on an ad hoc basis (meet a repair person, etc.) (n=370) 24% 36% 40% Telework on a regular monthly basis (at least one day per month, but not full time) (n=240) 23% 35% 41% Telework...
4 Workplace Trends to Watch
Publish Date:  January 7, 2015
...rewards decision-making process, which employees perceive as the difference between good and great rewards. An Increase in Flexible Work Environments As companies look to decrease real estate costs, a move toward more open workplaces and more telecommuting options likely will increase. According to workplace solutions provider Polycom , advancements in technology will make working from anywhere a reality. These advancements include video conferencing, wireless and mobile technology, and digital white boarding. However, don't sell...
Press Releases
WorldatWork Releases Paid Time Off Survey
Publish Date:  October 7, 2014
WorldatWork Releases Paid Time Off Survey Press Room Press Contact: Melissa Sharp 202-315-5565 melissa.sharp@worldatwork.org Amy Repke 202-315-5514 amy.repke@worldatwork.org WorldatWork Releases Paid Time Off Survey Workplace Flexibility Top Motivator for Employers Implementing aPaid Time Off Bank Program Oct. 7, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Workplace flexibility ranked as the primary motivator cited by employers for implementing a paid time off (PTO) bank leave system for employees, according to a 2014 WorldatWork survey, "Paid Time Off Programs and Practices"...
Over Half of In-House Counsels Happy with Work-Life Balance
Publish Date:  October 2, 2014
...of respondents who are caregivers were female, compared to 20% male; 44% of non-caregivers were female and 53% were male. Further, 70% of female caregivers believed being a caregiver had a "negative impact" on career advancement. Telecommuting (91%), flexible work schedule (90%) and paid maternity or paternity leave (59 %) were reported as the top three most helpful benefits for employees to manage work-life balance. Approximately two-thirds of caregivers indicated that their role...
Canadian Businesses Use Education, Flexibility and Training to Retain Talented Employees
Publish Date:  August 28, 2014
...in their retention strategies. The full list of programs used by businesses is: Flexible work hours: 76% Education, training and development: 66% Increased health and dental benefits: 36% Increase in paid vacation time: 29% Tuition assistance: 27% Telecommuting: 25% "Canadian business owners share a collective belief and understanding about the importance of hiring, training and maintaining a talented workforce," said Steve Murphy, head of Canadian commercial banking at BMO Bank of Montreal. "Employees are the...
"More" Is the Word When it Comes to Bonuses
Publish Date:  August 13, 2014
...up as the economy continues to improve. "You're seeing the unemployment rate going down and more ads for jobs coming open," said Rose Stanley, CCP, CBP, WLCP, CEBS, WorldatWork practice leader for benefits/work-life strategies, telework and recognition. "The survey speaks volumes — more organizations are being strategic in attracting key talent and retaining the key talent they already have. Bonuses are one strategy they can use." For example, a bonus or merit pay...
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