Tax preparation firm Ryan has been named to the top of Fortune‘s inaugural 50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility.
The inaugural list surveyed more than 209,000 employees in the U.S. to find out which employers are embracing a range of flexible working options, such as job sharing, telecommuting, compressed workweeks, flexible scheduling and phased retirement options.
At Benefits Canada‘s Benefits and Pension Summit, held on March 31 and April 1 at the Sheraton Delta Toronto hotel, Delta Emerson, president of global shared services at Ryan, will be speaking about the organization’s journey towards implementing a flexible working environment that honours the needs of both the employees and the business.
“As our CEO likes to say, flexibility ‘ain’t pizza on Friday, folks!’ Instead, it’s all about figuring out how to achieve results, while allowing employees to take responsibility for that and determine how they can meet all of their life obligations,” she says.
“I will share what we did, why we did it, and most importantly how, as well as the lessons learned.
“If our company can do this, any company can. Years ago, we had a Draconian environment where face-time ruled. Now, people define where, when and how they work, and our company’s [return on investment] and bottom line have improved year-over year since we implemented it in 2008. All of the things that matter to a CEO are consistently going in the right direction.”
Other employers named among the 50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility include:
5. Elite SEM
6. Square Root
8. Acceleration Partners
9. Grantek Systems Integration
10. WellStar Health System