About 135 million Americans commute to work, and according to a 2016 survey by research firm Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), 50 percent of them have jobs they could do remotely at least part time. If all those workers skipped the commute just every other day, we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as we would by taking 9 million cars off the road.
The article points to employer and employee benefits of remote work including reduced work-life conflict, lower greenhouse gas emissions, a reduction on the outbound migration of talent, and even...increased voter turnout!
35k Fujitsu employees will be offered unlimited telework after successful trial shows increased productivity
TOKYO -- Fujitsu announced unlimited telework will be available to all 35k permanent employees.
The article indicates this is the largest Japanese telework initiative yet but others including Microsoft Japan and snack manufacturer, Calbee have expanded their programs too.
In part a response to government's focus on better work-life balance for its citizens, Fujitsu also hopes to demonstrate how their own technology can support a remote workforce.
A recent study by OfficeTeam shows work-life balance as the top non-financial contributor to job satisfaction – particularly among 35 to 44 year olds. Of course, this isn’t the first study to show that employees are searching for a better work-life fit. In fact, several other studies show work/life fit and workplace flexibility to be the top benefit – even more highly coveted than salary!...
We’re in Dallas for the annual WorldatWork conference where HR professionals from around the world gather to share new solutions, products and services to help organizations attract, motivate and retain the best talent. Recent research presented at the conference puts some science behind the intuition that what matters to us most changes with our situation. We are, after all, each different and we change with...
All parents with children 16 or younger now have the right to flexible hours in the UK. Companies face automatic penalties for paying below the national minimum wage under extended workers rights, too. In 2003 the UK government introduced flexible working hours for parents with children six years old or younger, or if the child had a disability up until the age of 18. This...