Yahoo! CEO bans working from home - how important is this benefit to Canadian employees?

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TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday Yahoo! Inc. announced a significant change in its workplace policy mandating that all of its employees, including those with existing work-from-home arrangements, must now work from the office setting.

Yahoo! Inc.'s decision to enforce attendance conflicts with current trends that allow for greater employee freedom to decide when and how they work.

How would Canadians react if their employers removed the option to work from home? Not well, according to a recent survey from Hays Canada, a national recruitment consultancy, which found that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of Canadian employers want to add "ability to work from home" as a benefit in 2013.

Rowan O'Grady, President of Hays Canada, is available to comment on current workplace trends including:

  • The most prevalent benefits being offered by Canadian companies (flexible work hours, training, extended health benefits, etc.)
  • Why companies should consider offering competitive benefit packages as a means of attracting the best talent (according to the survey, 78 per cent of organizations will experience moderate to extreme challenges recruiting top talent).

About Hays Canada:
Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hays plc, which has been at the forefront of the global recruitment industry for over thirty-five years. With annual revenues of over £2.1 billion, Hays Specialist Recruitment is the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world.

SOURCE: Hays Canada

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