NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairygodboss, a marketplace where professional women looking for jobs, advice, and the inside scoop on companies meet employers who believe in gender equality, launched its Work-Life Balance Guide today. The crowdsourced database aims to help women find employers who offer the flexible working policies, and jobs they're interested in – even from companies who don't openly share that information. In 2015, Fairygodboss made waves by introducing the first-ever crowdsourced database of parental leave policies, since less than 10% of Fortune 100 employers publish their maternity leave policies.
The Work-Life Balance Guide will allow women to search specific companies or industries to see which employers offer part-time, telecommuting jobs or flexible working policies. Additional insights such as compressed workweeks, allowances for some work-from-home days, or flexible workday start and end times will also be easily searchable in the database.
For employers who are seeking to retain and attract female talent, offering flexibility at work means happier employees. "Our data shows a direct and lock-step relationship between higher female job satisfaction levels and higher reported job flexibility levels among women in in our community," says Georgene Huang, CEO of Fairygodboss.
Moreover, according to women in the Fairygodboss community, flexibility in the workplace is one of the most important attributes of a prospective employer. Similarly, millennial workers (who are the fastest-growing group of employees in the workforce and often change jobs in search of better work-life balance) care tremendously about work-life balance and flexibility in where, when and how they work.
"While many organizations strive to give employees a positive work-life balance, achieving it is easier said than done," says Romy Newman, president and co-founder of Fairygodboss. "Socially, it's difficult for women and mothers, in particular, to inquire about flexibility policies and work-life balance without looking lazy or creating the impression that she's not hard-working. There is a stigma around asking these sensitive questions, and women worry they will hurt their prospects of getting hired or promoted if they do ask. Fairygodboss removes the stigma, and our tool helps women across all industries improve their lives."
For example, within the Work-Life Balance Guide, job seekers can find valuable information such as the fact that General Electric (GE) and American Express have a large percentage of employers who are able to work remotely throughout the week. Additionally, the database shows that 25% of Dell employees work from home either full-time, or for a few days each week (a number the company is aiming to double to 50% by 2020). According to Fairygodboss' new crowdsourced data, 70% of Fortune 500 companies offer some part-time jobs, 64% of them offer some remote positions and 50% of them have an official policy with respect to flexible working.
For more information on Fairygodboss and the Work-Life Balance Guide please visit, https://fairygodboss.com/work-life-balance-flexibility-guide.
Fairygodboss is a marketplace where professional women looking for jobs, advice, and the inside scoop on companies meet employers who believe in gender equality. Women in our community crowdsource hard-to-find and hard-to-ask information from each other ranging from maternity leave policies, to corporate culture around pay and promotion for women and whether the company's management team and CEO truly support gender diversity.
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