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  1. Are You Losing Candidates Because of a Lack of Flexibility?

    Are You Losing Qualified Candidates Because of a Lack of Flexibility?

    Werk had the pleasure of co-sponsoring LEAP HR: Life Sciences 2018 in Boston earlier this month—during which our co-founder and co-CEO Anna Auerbach delivered a presentation on using data to power adaptive workdays—but we noticed one common refrain throughout the conference. A number of companies we spoke to reported that job candidates have rejected their offers citing the need for more flexibility.

  2. Millennial Burnout

    Why Are So Many Millennials Quitting Their High Paying Jobs?

    Of all the labels ascribed to millennials these days, "quitters" might be one they don't mind considering that 43 percent of millennials expect to leave their job within two years, according to Deloitte's 2018 Millennial Survey. And they're not alone: The Labor Department reports the percentage of workers across all age groups quitting their jobs reached 2.4 percent in May, the highest level in 16 years. For the workforce at large—and for millennials in particular—inflexible work conditions lead to burnout, which in turn leads to attrition.

  3. Need Flex? Don't Start Your Own Business

    Want More Flexibility? Entrepreneurship Isn't Always the Right Answer

    With the flexibility gap yawning so wide, it seems like everyone wants to be their own boss. And we understand the appeal—according to our research, more than a third of employees are struggling to stay healthy, keep up with caregiving responsibilities, and perform optimally. But here’s the catch: Entrepreneurship is more stressful and more rigorous than it's often perceived to be—especially for women and certain minorities—and, paradoxically, it could also make an entrepreneur's work regimen less flexible.

  4. Australia's Flexibility Report

    In Australia, Flexibility Is Saving the Government Millions Each Year

    The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in Victoria, Australia, has been implementing flexible work policies over the last several years, and their efforts are paying off. In fact, according to a state-commissioned report from the consulting firm Nous, flexibility is saving the Victorian government 31 million Australian dollars—nearly 23 million USD—each year.

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