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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
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
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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