Recognizing the changing dynamics of the American workplace and the greater capabilities offered through modern technology, many businesses are now reconsidering the hours they hold workers to every day. This type of flexibility may also be an asset for technology companies that wish to recruit the most talented candidates for IT architecture jobs or IT security jobs.
The Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released the latest edition of its National Study of Employers, which gauges the pulse of workplace practices and policies. The most recent version of the study shows more leeway from businesses with respect to managing workers' time.
In 2012, 77 percent of companies say they will occasionally change starting and quitting times to suit workers' needs, an increase from the 66 percent of employers who answered that way in 2005. The percentage of companies that allow workers to perform duties at home nearly doubled – from 34 percent in 2005 to 66 percent in 2012.
Other companies report allowing employees to take on personal responsibilities, including family care and appointments, during work hours. At ASG we provide on-site dry cleaning pick-up and delivery as well as flex scheduling and remote working opportunities.
According to Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of FWO and author of the study, "most of the gains allow employees to work longer hours or adjust those hours to care for their personal and family responsibilities while getting their work done. Although some may have expected employers to cut back on flexibility entirely during this economic downturn, we are seeing employers leverage flexibility as they look toward the future."
IT staffing agencies that provide IT management consulting services are valuable assets to technology companies that wish to evaluate their own businesses' ability to appeal to modern job candidates.
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