Freelancers know that with wifi and a cell phone, they can get the job done ... and chances are, still find ample time for play and family. Several international companies are answering this call for more work-life balance, setting up cutting-edge workspaces all over the globe. Shared office spaces, as well as co-working and co-living locations, are high on technology and low on overhead. The demand is real and companies are heeding the call.
Millennials, in particular, are desperately seeking work-life balance – and finding it tougher to achieve. This is especially problematic in households where both parents work full time. Millennial employees are often willing to take pay cuts and accept position changes – and in fact move to another country – if it means they will get better parental leave benefits. Flexibility is the priority, and the lack of it now ranks as one of the top five reasons why employees quit their jobs.
Technology can not only help companies retain these employees, but make them happier and more productive. Available internationally in 13 countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Brasil, India, Sweden, Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy and France, Timesheet Mobile makes it easy to keep track of all employees – local or abroad. Using any carrier with Android or iPhone, employees can access our smartphone app to record hours, jobs, tasks and mileage. They can also view their schedules, adjust online timesheets and let employers know their location – without ever having to make a call or send an email.
The increasingly popular trend of bucking the traditional office has its critics who insist that technology limits the kind of in-person human interaction that breeds new ideas. Good news is most millennial employees would seemingly be perfectly satisfied finding that happy medium. Allowing them to find work-life balance through both face time and flex time will go a long way in ensuring employee retention.