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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. Flex Isn't Just for Millennials

    Flexibility Isn't Just a Millennial Thing

    Generation Z is already entering the workforce, and the Silent Generation hasn't even left yet. That means companies are starting have five generations on their payrolls, the other three comprising the Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y a.k.a. millennials. And though millennials get a lot of the credit for shaking up workforce conventions, flexibility doesn't benefit only them. Flexibility benefits all.

  3. 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.

  4. Life Sciences

    Powering People Breakthroughs in Life Sciences: Two Days at LEAP HR Life Sciences

    Last week, I had the pleasure of representing Werk at the annual LEAP HR Life Sciences Conference in Boston. Werk came on board as an Expertise Partner, giving us the ability to connect with life science HR professionals from all over the country. This conference reaffirmed to me how deeply committed life sciences companies are to approaching their people strategies with thoughtfulness and an eye to the future. Here are some of the key trends that emerged from our conversations.

  5. 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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