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MEDIA ALERT: EARTH DAY CHALLENGE:
HOW TO TURN YOUR COMPANY GREEN OVERNIGHT
Flexible workplace innovator, Flexible Resources, Inc. shows companies no-cost options for a creating greener, cleaner company while boosting productivity.
STAMFORD, CT, April 6, 2011 — Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and it begs the question: what can businesses do for the environment beyond recycling paper and printer cartridges?
There’s nothing more effective, more comprehensive, more completely carbon-neutral than initiating a program of flexible work arrangements that features telecommuting. It not only can turn a business green overnight, it creates a more productive and profitable workplace with employees who are focused, motivated, and committed.
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 Laurie Young, Mockler’s partner. “Blackberries, Palms, and iPhones allow us to work remotely and eliminate the need to commute regularly and bring everyone into the office at the same time. 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.
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 who seek flexible work;
- 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 while keeping overhead costs down;
Company founders Nadine Mockler and Laurie Young can talk about turning a business green for Earth Day. Media contact: Redbird Communications, 203-968-0786; firstname.lastname@example.org