Nearly all employees desire work-life fit. Take Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan who in taking the job as Speaker of the House recently requested the option to spend less time on the road and more time with his family.
Since Speaker Ryan was overwhelmingly elected to be the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives last week, it’s likely that his request for additional flexibility has been granted, which will surely benefit the institution and this father of three.
These are the type of win-win flexibility programs that contribute to an effective and flexible workplace. But implementing workplace flexibility options is only part of the solution – sometimes the best laid plans don't work as planned. Organizations may have programs such as telework and job sharing, but things like work culture, ineffective managers and even the employees themselves get in the way.
So, how do you know your workflex programs are actually working? There's an easy and free way you can find out.
The When Work Works Award, part of a partnership between the Society for Human Resource Management and Families and Work Institute, offers employers who apply a free-benchmarking report so you can see how you stack up against competitors and also a confidential employee survey that will let you know how workflex is working on the ground.
The prestigious award also gets employers local and national recognition for being an employer of choice, helping in recruitment and retention. And all winners are included in an online database for top employers used by the media and job seekers.
The deadline to apply is November 6, so apply soon.
If you don’t have time to apply, try our free workflex assessment and see how your workplace flexibility policies compare to others in your industry across the United States.
The Workflex Assessment —based on the When Work Works Award—is a free online questionnaire that will let you know how you stack up. It takes about 15 minutes to do, and you get your score immediately upon completion.
If you’re looking for some help on your workflex journey, check out our free workflex guides offering practical advice on how to bring flexibility to your workplace. Download the Workflex and Manufacturing Guide: More Than a Dream or the Workflex and Telework Guide: Everyone’s Guide to Working Anywhere today.