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Workplace Intelligence and MyWorkChoice Study Reveals Hourly Workers Want Benefits That Matter; Employers Agree

·2-min read

MyWorkChoice, the app-enabled workforce solution that makes flexibility work for companies and W-2 employees, and Workplace Intelligence, an HR research and advisory firm, today announced a new study of 2,000 U.S. HR leaders and hourly workers, finding that we’ve reached a critical turning point in how we should view benefits for hourly workers.

"This study gives new evidence that employee benefits, especially flexibility, should be universal regardless of employment situation," says Dan Schawbel, workplace researcher, New York Times best-selling author and Managing Partner, Workplace Intelligence.

While there may have been a time when hourly employees had to settle for odd shifts, locked-in schedules, and the prospect of being terminated for having to miss work; today’s workforce is demanding more flexibility and employers agree.

Key Survey Findings Include:

  • Hourly workers should have the same benefits, including flexibility, as salaried employees. 94% of employers and 87% of hourly workers believe hourly workers deserve the same (or some of the same) benefits as salaried workers. 88% of employers and 86% of hourly workers believe that hourly workers should get the same (or some of the same) degree of flexibility as salaried workers.

  • Employers who offer flexibility have a competitive advantage when hiring hourly workers. Almost all employers (97%) say that flexibility is at least slightly important to their overall HR strategy and 69% said important or very important. When selecting an employer to work for, 78% of hourly workers said workplace flexibility is at least slightly important and half said it’s important or very important.

  • For the full study and findings, please click here.

"The time has come to recognize that hourly workers are not only essential to the workforce ecosystem, but deserve the opportunity to choose their schedule – from part-time to full-time, with flexibility that fits into their lives. This is a fundamental shift in how we view the hourly workforce," says Tana Greene, CEO, MyWorkChoice.

About MyWorkChoice
MyWorkChoice is focused on helping forward-thinking companies build the workforce of the future. We supply a full-time labor force along with a contingent community of W-2 employees; all ready to step in on a moment’s notice. Bridge the gap between hourly workers who seek flexibility and employers who demand a dependable workforce. For more information contact media@myworkchoice.com or visit myworkchoice.com.

About Workplace Intelligence
Workplace Intelligence, LLC is an HR research and advisory firm helping leaders adapt to trends, drive performance, and prepare for the future.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005216/en/

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