With an increasingly diverse workforce with a variety of different needs, flexibility at work is an increasingly sought after perk. Gone are the days when a 9-5 workday was the standard. More and more, companies are trying to be flexible with employees, focusing on results rather than when and where work happens.
There’s no one-size-fits-all way to create flexible work options for employees. Here’s a look at some of the innovative ways companies are creating flexible workplaces. All of these companies ranked highly on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Flexibility list in 2016!
Work However, Whenever
Employees at Hyland, an Ohio-based software company, have the ability to work where they please, as they please. They can work remotely, work nontraditional hours, or take extended breaks during the workday to get a workout in or spend time with their kids!
Position Transfers for Better Work-Life Balance
Healthcare provider WellStar Health System takes position transfers to a whole new level! Employees can move to new positions based on how well the role works for their work-life balance goals. If a position that’s better for their work-life balance becomes available within their first six months of employment, team members are free to transfer!
Unrecorded Holiday Days
Information technology company HireVue allows employees to manage their own allowance of holiday days! This practice saves administrative time and creates a culture of trust among employees. Gone are the days when employees have to feel awkward asking their manager to switch around holiday days!
Unlimited Paid Time Off
Advertising agency Ontraport has joined the growing number of companies offering all employees unlimited time off. Employees don’t have to worry about whether they have enough time off to attend their best friend’s vacation or to make it home for their mom’s 70th birthday. They can take as much time off as they need, no questions asked. And the best part? They still get paid!
Consistent 40-Hour Work Week
Xima Software makes it a point to encourage employees to go home at 5:00pm by shutting off the lights. Sometimes, creating a flexible work culture means making sure employees know that it’s okay to go home and spend time with their families!
Strong IT Support
When people work outside of the office, technical difficulties can arise. Financial software company eVestment makes sure its IT department reaches out to and provides excellent service to remote employees! Implementing software that helps remote workers feel like a part of the team is a great way to normalize a flexible work environment.
Have you implemented any policies or processes that give employees flexibility at work? If not, it’s never too late to start. These types of nontraditional benefits and perks can increase employee’s productivity, company loyalty, and overall job satisfaction.
At Beni.fit, we create innovative solutions to your company’s people challenges through benefits. We’d love to learn more about your company and discover how we can help you keep your employees productive and happy to support your company’s goals. Contact us today!