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Workplaces are catching up to the future. Meet the companies and individuals who are making it happen.

  1. Pay Equal for Remote and In-Office

    Remote and In-Office Workers Must Be Paid Equally

    There's no question that remote work is on the rise. A 2018 SimpleTexting survey found that search interest in work-from-home jobs has doubled since 2014, while search interest in remote jobs has tripled. Additionally, the average amount of time the U.S. employees work from home per day rose 22 percent between 2003 and 2016. However, the survey also reveals distressing statistic: Despite all the benefits of remote work for both workers and companies alike, remote workers often earn less than their in-office peers.

  2. Agios Case Study

    How Agios Pharmaceuticals Is Revolutionizing Their Employee Experience

    Agios Pharmaceuticals, a 500-strong organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have long followed their "The Other Side of Possible" mantra in their work developing medical breakthroughs. Recently, though, they applied that same forward-thinking mindset to their people strategy. And after partnering with Werk to customize their employee experience, the company saw a 38-point gain in their employee net promoter score (eNPS) in just 7 months.

  3. Leaving Jobs

    More People Than Ever Are Quitting Their Jobs Due to Lack of Flexibility

    1,200 workers can't be wrong. That's the sample size of a new FlexJobs survey about the impact of workplace flexibility on employees' work-life compatibility, mental, and physical well-being, relationships and family time, and stress levels. The survey results not only echoed Werk's own research about the state of workplace flexibility, but they provided further proof that flexibility is essential in the minds of today's workforce.

  4. Gen Z

    Gen Z Is Coming—And They Expect Their Workday to Be Customized

    Current-day CEOs and HR professionals may feel far removed from a generation born around the time Titanic was in theaters (yikes!), but Generation Z—generally defined as individuals born during or after the late 1990s—is coming. In fact, many of them are already here, and by 2020, Gen Z will comprise 20 percent of the U.S. workforce. So now is the time for organizations to prepare for this influx of post-millennial talent and to appeal to their wants and needs, flexibility included.

  5. Open Floor Plan

    PSA: Not Everyone Who Leaves the Office “Early” Is Slacking Off

    Open offices foster communication, camaraderie, and—all too often—jealousy. For example, why is Jane Doe leaving at 5 p.m. on the dot when I, John Smith, am stuck working? Well, John, don't assume Jane is a slacker. She just might have different needs based on her life-work compatibility. And no, John, your employer isn't necessarily making an "accommodation" for Jane. Instead, Jane might just have a different flexibility arrangement.

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