Work/life balance is of paramount importance to your employees. And some are willing to go to great lengths for a less-rigid work schedule.
Around 20% of employees said they’d be willing to have their take-home pay cut from between 5% to 10% — if it meant they had great “workplace support for caregiving,” in the form of flexible scheduling, telecommuting, etc.
That’s what a recent Workplace Options, Inc., study recently discovered. In addition, 42% of workers answered “maybe” when asked if they’d be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for more caregiving support.
The study also benchmarked which firms already had these types of benefits in place. When it comes to workplaces that offers “benefits, services or programs” to help employees “balance work and caregiving responsibilities,” the study found:
- 53% of employees said their employers didn’t offer these benefits
- 27% of workers said their companies did, and
- 20% of staffers were unsure.
Readers does your company offer any benefits to help with your caregiving responsibilities? Share them with us in the Comments section.