Employers Expect Employees To Be Working 24/7

Geography: United States Research Source: WorkplaceTrends.com & CareerArc —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 64% of HR professionals expect their employees to be reachable outside of the office on their personal time, 20% through email, 14% through phone and 30% through both phone and email. 65% of employees say that their manager expects them to be reachable outside of the […]

Companies Investing More In Work Flexibility Programs In 2015

Geography: United States Research Source: WorkplaceTrends.com & CareerArc —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 60% spent under $20,000 and 29% spent more than $40,000 on their workplace flexibility programs. 53% of these companies plan to invest more in their programs in 2015. he biggest concern for employers who establish flexibility programs is potential employee abuse of the system […]

Employees Don’t Agree With Employers About Work-Life Balance

Geography: United States Research Source: WorkplaceTrends.com & CareerArc —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 67% of HR professionals think that their employees have a balanced work-life. 45% of employees feel that they don’t have enough time each week to do personal activities. 82% of employees spend between 1 and 20 hours working outside of the office on their […]

Office Space Declines As More Professionals Want Flexibility

—Geography: Global —Research Source: CoreNet Global —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —The average amount of office space per worker was 150 square feet in 2013, down from 225 in 2010. —Over 50% of companies project an average of 100 square feet or less per worker by 2018. —Over 80% said their company is moving away from […]

Companies Struggle To Recruit Passive Candidates

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics —Date: March 2014 —Findings: —57% of the U.S. workforce, but only 38% of Hispanics, have access to paid sick days through their jobs. —56% of the U.S. workforce, but only 39% of Hispanics, have access to flexible hours at their jobs. —Out of the 58% of […]

Coworking Becomes An Even More Popular Work Option In 2014

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Deskmag.com & Emergent Research —Date: January 2014 —Findings: —More than 160,000 people worldwide are members of over 3,000 coworking spaces, up from just 20,000 workers in 500 spaces in 2010. —60% of existing coworking offices are slated to acquire new space for their coworking members in 2014. —70% of coworking […]

Employees Prioritize Family Over Work And Seek Paid Time To Volunteer

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Allstate & National Journal —Date: November 2014 —Findings: —Employees who don’t work the regular hours of 9-to-5 are interested in more flexibility to work at different hours (71%), more certainty and advance notice in their schedule (70%), paid time to volunteer for community or charitable causes (67%). —Employees who work […]

The Most Popular Programs Used To Retain Millennials

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & Beyond.com —Date: August 2013 —Findings: —79% of HR professionals believe that it’s possible to increase their millennial retention rate. —When asked about the type of programs they have created to retain millennials works, 48% said they have workplace flexibility programs, 40% said mentoring programs, 37% said internal […]

Infographic: The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Geography: United States Research Source: Millennial Branding & Elance-oDesk Date: May 2013 Summary: This infographic  explains how millennials believe entrepreneurship is a mindset and in order to become more entrepreneurial, they need companies to embrace flexible work environments.

Work Flexibility More Important Than Salary To Some Employees

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Cisco —Date: November 2014 —Findings: —40% of professionals are willing to take a pay cut for work flexibility. —56% of HR professionals are willing to take a pay cut for work flexibility. —35% of Gen Y’s and 34% of Gen X’s are willing to take a pay cut for work […]