With the U.S. business community facing the growing problems of attracting and retaining qualified workers, flexible work strategies continue to provide a solution that benefits employees and employers by contributing to long-term business success.
Yet despite the proven benefits of flexible work strategies, the opportunity remains to demonstrate to senior management that flexibility is a talent management and retention tool that drives financial performance, not an accommodation or benefit that only helps individual employees.
Corporate Voices has undertaken studies to show the impacts of workplace flexibility arrangements on both hourly workers and managers, and has published practical toolkits to help both implement and request flexibility programs. Corporate Voices has been recognized by the policy community and the White House as a leader in this field, and its partner companies have been highlighted as models for best-practice flexibility programs.
- Access the Campaign: Workplace Flexibility: Ensuring Success for the 21st Century
- Read Corporate Voices' studies on workplace flexibility
The main principles that Corporate Voices’ flexibility work builds on are:
- Workplace flexibility leads to increased employee commitment and engagement and ultimately business profitability;
- Flexible work practices contribute to productive work environments;
- Managing flexibly must be a core leadership and management competency that enables people to meet business demands and personal responsibilities; and
- Workplace flexibility benefits hourly employees as much as management and professional staff.