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Greening the Workplace: How to Make it Happen Fast

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 Flexible workplace innovator, Flexible Resources, Inc. shows companies no-cost options for creating greener, cleaner company while improving the bottom line.

 STAMFORD, CT, August 10, 2009 -- Flexible work arrangements, particularly telecommuting, not only can turn a business green overnight, they also create a more productive, focused, motivated, and loyal workforce.

 Telecommuting, whether in full- or part-time positions, means employees work remotely – from anywhere, anytime. “It’s the most effective option for reducing greenhouse gases, fuel consumption, and has the power to virtually eliminate the bane of every commuter – rush hours.  It’s also the only workplace model in step with technology and a global workforce that functions 24/7,” according to Flexible Resources co-founder Nadine Mocker.

 “Keeping employees off the road doesn’t only reduce cost and gas consumption, it is a major life change that benefits people and businesses,” says Mockler.  “Blackberries, Palms, and iPhones haven’t just replaced PCs they can eliminate the need to commute regularly.  Companies can gain as much as three hours a day from their employees who work at home or from remote locations.”

 Other types of flexible work arrangements, such as part-time and staggered work hours, keep employees off the road at peak hours and reduce the number of days they need to commute.

 Flexible staffing also allows companies to keep office space and resource consumption at a minimum. 

 Among the other bottom-line benefits of flexible work arrangements:

  • Flexible staffing allows small businesses to compete for top talent by attracting top-level people on a modest budget;
  • Flexible scheduling is a huge personal bonus for employees who often value time over money. When faced with hiring and salary freezes, and reduced benefits, flexible staffing is a no-cost perk that boosts morale and aids retention;
  • Large companies can fill in for medical leaves, staff up quickly to deal with workloads that fluctuate seasonally, and alleviate crushes that occur during hiring freezes.

 Contact: Joyce G. Fredo, Redbird Communications, 203-968-0786