Flexible Work Schedules Top Employee
Productivity Wish List
the one benefit program that would make them more productive on the
job, an overwhelming majority of respondents (63 percent) cited a
"flexible work schedule" – the top reply to a poll by
next most popular response was "enhanced health and wellness program"
full results of the poll, conducted on LifeCare’s private Web
site among employees of its 1,500 client organizations:
One Benefit Program Would Enable You to Be More Productive at Work?
work schedule – 63 percent
health and wellness program – 10 percent
child or elder care assistance – 8 percent
management program – 7 percent
management program – 6 percent
percent cited a variety of other reasons, each representing less than
one percent. These included: family sick time, an on-site gym, regular
break times and less micro-management.
flexible work schedules are attractive to far more people than Gen
Y-ers alone," said LifeCare CEO, Peter G. Burki. "They’re a
attraction and retention benefit because they enable people of all ages
to take care of important obligations outside of their jobs –
caring for a spouse or older loved one, taking care of their children
or addressing their own health and fitness needs."
Burki noted, flexible schedules don’t work for every
due to the nature of their business. In these cases, employers should
look to the other items mentioned in the poll to enhance their
attraction and retention strategies.
wellness programs, enhanced child and elder care programs and stress
management programs all offer employers a win-win proposition," he
said. "They not only help employees become more focused and productive
on the job but they also reduce an organization’s medical
expenses and other productivity losses related to these issues.
They’re the kind of benefits that end up paying for
the long run."
LifeCare Inc., 2 Armstrong Rd., Shelton, CT 06484; (203) 226-2680, www.lifecare.com.