During these difficult economic times, most people who are employed feel lucky just to have a paycheck. This article in the Washington Post discusses the impact of a recession on work/life perks such as telecommuting, paid leave and flex time. When companies are slashing salaries and suspending programs, are employees and business feeling the pressure to reconsider their workplace flexibility arrangements?
RSM McGladrey, a Corporate Voices partner company, was featured in the story. Top executives at the firm plan to emphasize to employees that alternative work options are still available.
Corporate Voices research on flexibility shows that flexibility in the workplace has a positive impact on the business bottom line, both financially and operationally. According to the article, surveys show that rather than granting flexibility to save money, employers are more likely to freeze salaries, slash the travel budget or resort to layoffs.
By Allison Tomei