Flexibility at Work Place

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Survey on Workplace Flexibility

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A report by WorldatWork February 2011

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WorldatWork 1 Survey on Workplace Flexibility 2011

Introduction and Methodology
This report summarizes the results of an October 2010 survey of WorldatWork members, which gathered information about current trends in workplace flexibility practices. Specifically, the survey is designed to measure which flexibility options are offered to employees, which flexible work arrangements are most commonly used and how these programs are managed. On Oct. 20, 2010 survey invitations were e-mailed to 5,191 WorldatWork members around the globe. Those members who were selected for participation have specified total rewards as their area of responsibility. In addition, some randomly selected members who indicated a responsibility level of “executive”, “top” or “senior” also participated in the survey. The survey closed on Nov. 2, 2010, with 692 responses, a 13% response rate. In order to provide the most accurate data, the final data set was cleaned of duplicates and partial records using statistical software, which resulted in 537 total responses. The demographics of the survey sample and the respondents overall are similar to the WorldatWork membership as a whole. The typical WorldatWork member works at the managerial level or higher in the headquarters of a large company in North America. The frequencies or response distributions listed in the report show the number of times or percentage of times a value appears in a data set. Due to rounding, frequencies of data responses provided in this survey may not total exactly 100%.

WorldatWork 2 Survey on Workplace Flexibility 2011

Survey Demographics
Figure D1: Sector (n=467)

Private sector, publicly traded

35%

Private sector, privately held Nonprofit/Not-for-profit (educational organizations, charitable organizations, etc.) Public sector (local, state, federal government) 0% 10%

34%

17%

14%

20%

30%

40%

Figure D2: Organization Size (total number of full time employees [FTEs] worldwide) (n=466) Percent Fewer than 100 employees 100 to 499 500 to 999 1,000 to 2,499 2,500 to 4,999 5,000 to 9,999 10,000 to 19,999 20,000 to 39,999 40,000 to 99,999 100,000 or more 9% 14% 12% 16% 14% 11% 9% 7% 4% 4%

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Figure D3: Annual Voluntary Turnover Rate (n=455) Percent 0-5% 6-10% 11-15% 16-20% 21-26% 27-40% 41% or more Figure D4: Industry1 (n=466) Percent Finance and Insurance All Other Manufacturing Consulting, Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Health care & Social Assistance Utilities, Oil & Gas Retail Trade Public Administration Information (includes Publishing, IT Technologies, etc.) Educational Services Other Services (except Public Administration) Pharmaceuticals Computer and Electronic Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Transportation Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Construction Real Estate & Rental & Leasing Accommodations & Food Services Other 13% 10% 10% 7% 6% 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 16% 29% 38% 19% 5% 4% 3% 2%

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Industries with less than 1% of respondents are not shown in this table.

WorldatWork 4 Survey on Workplace Flexibility 2011

Table of Figures
Figure D1: Sector ......................................................................................................................................................................... 2  Figure D2: Organization Size (total number of FTEs) .................................................................................................................. 2  Figure D3: Annual Voluntary Turnover Rate ................................................................................................................................ 3  Figure D4: Industry...
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