The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) completed a full Q&A on why flexible work works. One of the top reasons mentioned in under “why a business should consider offering flexible working arrangements is due to the increased ability to attract, retain and motivate high performing and experienced employees”.
Read their full report HERE.
Companies that Adapted to Flexible Work
Let’s explore a few workplaces that have adapted beautifully to flexible work arrangements.
Google – Google has supported their employees and adapted quickly. From offering more reset days to working outside of regular office hours, they’ve set the bar high for other companies. Moving forward, employees at Google can expect a more flexible work week and more choice of where you work. Google has the benefit of having offices around the world, so employees will be able to apply to work out of different locations if it suits their roles. They’re also offering remote work where employees can apply to work remotely based on their role and team needs. The goal is to provide more flexibility for employees including the option to work up to four weeks at a different location to allow for flexibility around summer and holiday travel.
Ford Motor Company – Ford employees will be allowed to work from home indefinitely with flexible hours. Hybrid work will be introduced when and where applicable. Ford is on a mission to create smarter technology, a sustainable environment, and stronger communities. Flexible work is allowing them to do just that and it’s been a seamless process.
Facebook – Facebook will be taking a hybrid approach allowing employees to work remotely. There are some roles that will require employees to work from the office, like those who work on hardware devices and data control centres. Similar to Google, Facebook will be allowing employees to request to work from different locations but will offer more flexibility than ever before.
Hybrid to Flexible Work
The reality is that not all jobs can be done remotely. Offering flexible work options can be difficult and setting boundaries can help your business successfully roll out a hybrid plan. We are starting to see more and more that employers are asking their employees what the preference is and then creating policies based on their workforce. As we move into the future of this hybrid approach we will see more companies allow flexible work options.
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