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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...
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  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...
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  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...
Workspace Hoteling Programs Are In
Publish Date:  January 29, 2015
...said 25% or less of their workforce is virtual, and almost a quarter said that more than 25% of their workforce operates virtually. "Interestingly, many respondents indicated in their written responses that they maintain assigned desks for telecommuting employees who may only be in the office a few days each week," said Jennifer Roth, global senior vice president of marketing for Asure. "With workspace costs conservatively at $10,000 a year or more, it's...
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...
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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...
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U.S. Patent Office: 'We Are Committed' to Addressing Telework Fraud
Publish Date:  September 15, 2014
U.S. Patent Office: 'We Are Committed' to Addressing Telework Fraud Share U.S. Patent Office: 'We Are Committed' to Addressing Telework Fraud The Washington Post by Lisa Rein Bottom line for total rewards professionals: Officials for the Commerce Department and Patent and Trademark Office told Congressional officials they are launching an internal review of the telework program and are seeking an outside consulting firm to help advise them. September 15, 2014 —The U.S...
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...
Executives Value Flexible Work Schedules Highly
Publish Date:  July 23, 2014
...5 hours per week, with 39% working over 60 hours per week. The Association of Executive Search Consultants " 2014 BlueSteps Work-Life Balance Report " found that executives are placing the highest value on flexible work schedules and telecommuting as the most valuable non-financial employer benefits. The majority (81%) of executives consider work-life balance when deciding on whether or not to accept a new position and 31% would refuse a promotion or new job...
Discussion Post
Posted: July 2014
Anonymous #1
We are interested in benchmarking the allowances our company provides to employees that work out of their home. Can you share what your company is doing? Or, are you aware of any survey sources that would provide insight into whether companies provide an allowance to cover expenses such as electricity, home depreciation, etc? We have viewed benefit surveys that touch on telecommuting and home office benefits, but so far, none that provide much specificity around whether cash allowances are provided and if so, what amounts are provided
workspan Article
  Assigning a Job to a Grade
Publish Date:  June 27, 2014
WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness 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, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork...
Public Policy Resource
White House Hosts Summit on Working Families
Publish Date:  June 24, 2014
...about their challenges and successes in balancing work and family. Many business leaders, such as a senior partner from PriceWaterhouseCooper and the CEO of the New Belgium Brewing Company, offered unique solutions such as unlimited leave or telework options. Activists from SEIU and AFL-CIO spoke about the importance of collective bargaining. Many Democratic Congresswomen were present at today's summit, including Minority Leader Pelosi (D-Calif.). The key issues focused on were work-life...
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