EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO

Perimeter Work Week October 28 - November 1

Flexible work can be key to creating a productive, healthy workplace culture where your teams and your business thrive. Perimeter Work Week (Oct. 28 – Nov. 1) signals a collective commitment among Perimeter’s companies to expand flexible work options across the district. Add your company’s name to the list of Perimeter area businesses who are offering their employees more choices for how and when they arrive at work during Perimeter Work Week. Participating is simple: pledge your company’s participation by clicking the button below.

If 50% of all people who work in Perimeter logged into work remotely one day a week, there would be 9,000 fewer cars on the road each day.

Participating Companies

 

Use These Resources to Prep for Perimeter Work Week

Launch Your Flexible Work Program

 

Use this guide to jumpstart flexible work options at your workplace.

Tell Your
Employees

 

Boost participation among eligible employees with this resource.

Spread the
Word

 

Get the word out about your company’s involvement.

Want to find out how you can use flexible work options as a core strategy to keeping your business in motion? Register for the Telework Summit, presented by Georgia Commute Options.

 

Telework Summit
When: Wednesday, Nov. 13 // 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Two Alliance Center Buckhead

FAQ

Perimeter Work Week is one week showcasing employers across the Central Perimeter district who offer part-time telework and/or flexible schedules (flexwork) for employees. They do so to offer greater work-life balance, increase team productivity, and advance corporate competitiveness. Companies of all sizes employ these business practices in ways tailored to their own needs and professional cultures, but share in a desire to adopt 21st century work practices.

October 28th to November 1st – but you can implement these practices anytime, year-round. It’s never too late to give your company a competitive boost.

Working remotely, from home or a designated workspace, doesn’t need to be a full-time commitment. With current collaboration technology, one or two remote workdays per week can be a perfect productivity day or “focus” day.

Professionals working in the Perimeter area spend an average of an hour and a half commuting each day. Working remotely just one day per week can give someone back 70 hours a year, in addition to the productivity benefits of having a day where you can more effectively focus on independent work.

Research has shown that 1 in 3 employees would choose remote work over a salary raise[i], and it results in increased job satisfaction, productivity, and recruitment advantages – it can even reduce your healthcare expenses[ii].

Flexible work schedules allow employees to align their start and end times to suit their work and life, provide important morale and performance advantages, and are easy to integrate without modifying other work practices.[iii].


[i] Global Workplace Analytics
[ii] World at Work; FlexJobs.com
[iii] Zenefits 2018; Price-Waterhouse Coopers: “Millennials at Work”

There are two simple steps:

  1. Encourage part-time telework and/or flexible work with your employees and managers. If you want to give your managers or employees additional support, Perimeter Connects can provide training, guidance documents, or even direct consulting.
  2. Let us know. We want to showcase any and all Perimeter employers with staff working remotely or adjusting their schedules to be more flexible. Reach out to our team for the opportunity to be showcased as a participating employer.

Reach out to our team to start a conversation. We have a dedicated flexible work consultant with over 25 years of experience in telework, flexwork, and alternative work arrangements. We can help you identify what options might suit your teams, provide data and background to inform your conversations internally, and be an asset as you consider your plans for the future. These are big changes, and it’s common to have questions or concerns. You can learn from those who’ve implemented them before and build a program that suits where you are now, and where you want to be.