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In a survey by Great Places to Work, 49% of the best employers offer telecommuting, while only 27% of their peer companies offered this option. With ROWE, employers focus on results achieved, not hours worked. ROWE requires a major cultural shift that relies on trust between co-workers and managerial acceptance, but it can lead to significant productivity and retention improvements.

49%

of the best employers oer telecommuting, while only 27% of their peer companies oered this option. Source: Great Places to Work Survey, 2016

If your culture isn't ROWE-ready, try offering schedules that include flexible start and end times or compressed work weeks to alleviate time pressures for staff members. Reduced-hour programs that include part-time positions, phased retirement, or job sharing might also be viable. Flexibility is a benefit that is both desired and used by employees, while employers benefit from increased retention and productivity.

Family-Building Benefits Decrease Stress, Generate Loyalty The annual IVF cycle volume in the US grew 70% from 2005 to 2015 according to FertilityIQ, with 2020 treatment cycles volumes expected to triple since the last economic downturn in 2008. It's no wonder that infertility treatment benefits are becoming an increasingly popular benefit. Employers across all industries and regions are now offering fertility treatment benefits, with 23% increasing their benefit for the coming plan year.

Infertility Treatment Coverage Has Positive Impact on Employee Attitudes

73%

feel more grateful

61%

are more loyal

54%

stay longer at their job

Source: FertilityIQ, 2018

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