Top 5 Work-Life Trends Among 2015’s Top Employers
Workplace Wellness More than ever before, employees in every industry are demanding (and receiving) more power in deciding when and where they want to work.
The field of work-life didn’t even have a name when I started studying it more than 25 years ago, but today the issues surrounding work and family are mainstream.
Efficient, effective and productive
While some see work life (jokingly called “work less”) as mainly about having employees work from home or take time off to care for sick children. However, nothing could be farther from the truth among top employers. They understand that the new economy—with its 24/7 demands across the globe call for new ways of working—that they need to rethink the 1950’s work model and create workplaces where employers can be efficient, effective and productive and where employees can be healthy and have the time and energy for their work and their lives with their families and in their communities.
This isn’t just a pipedream. We’ve studied employers nationally for decades, and have created a rigorous award for organizations that have new ways of making work “work” for employers and employees alike—an award that surveys both employees and employees to determine winners. Not surprisingly, we call this award “When Work Works,” which we give in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management. We have assessed over 5000 employers and are in a good position to talk about what’s new and what’s newsworthy: