For 2013, we will be releasing the first phase (1 of 3) of the AlliedHR IQ research. This phase will focus on the topic of “Telecommuting and Mobility” within the workplace. Given the recent media coverage on Yahoo! and its shift in workplace policies, we think this would be a great stepping stone for AlliedHR IQ in 2013; providing rich data and encouraging/generating dialogue to the talent management community. Here are some quick highlights from this research:
After Yahoo’s decision to end telecommuting earlier this year, Allied HR IQ also surveyed HR professionals on how telecommuting is viewed and used in their company with interesting results:
- 46% of companies surveyed allow telecommuting and nearly 1 in 4 employees on average take advantage of it.
- 65% of companies allow telecommuting to help employees achieve work-life balance.
- 9% of companies felt their existing telecommuting policy was strong regardless of the size of the company.
- A strong telecommuting offering was not a major factor for companies with “highly successful” recruiting programs.
- Although HR professionals report that their companies’ telecommuting policies are weak, they believe their organizations are relatively strong in providing “flexible working arrangements” (which include flex hours, personal time off, liberal vacation policies, etc.)
As it relates to mobility, the survey found that 61% of those 30 and under are the most willing to relocate with career advancement and salary increases it as the main drivers while a spouse’s job and children are the main drivers to not relocate.
We anticipate in releasing the phase 1 research later this week and wanted to give everyone the “first-to-read” opportunity. This is a perfect time in reaching-out to your B2B leads (specifically your HR contacts / prospects) and sharing these research findings.
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