(Dallas, TX – February 7, 2012) According to a recent study by Regus, workers in the US are hot for their jobs – enjoying it more than they did two years ago. This Valentine’s Day, work conditions have changed for the better. An overall higher level of job satisfaction points to a more positive working environment and sentiment in 2012.
According to the survey, the top cities in the US for increased job satisfaction are: Austin, TX (75%); Portland, OR (73%); Chicago, IL (70%); Houston, TX (68%); Denver, CO (68%); Las Vegas, NV (68%); Atlanta, GA (68%); Tampa, FL (67%); Phoenix, AZ (66%) and Minneapolis, MN (65%).
Research shows that over the past years flexible working has become the norm. Today, more than 80 percent of companies allow their employees to choose some form of flexible time or location arrangement. This freedom to “work my way” has produced a welcome result - happier, more motivated and productive staff who are less likely to change jobs.
“Businesses are increasingly aware of the work-life balance benefits that can be achieved by offering flexible working conditions.” Guillermo Rotman, CEO Americas at Regus notes, “A better balance between work and personal life means that employees are less stressed out when trying to juggle conflicting demands from their personal and their work life. They are happier and healthier. As this study shows, when employees can choose their approach to working, they are significantly happier with their jobs.
Simple measures such as allowing staff to manage their work day, shortening commute times or enabling employees to work from other locations, can significantly help improve workforce morale. This can lower stress levels and increase productivity. The workplace has been changing rapidly in the past few years with more freelance and part-time workers on the job market. As a result, work practices are aligning to the demands of contemporary workers. For their part workers have fallen in love with their jobs this Valentine’s day.”
Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.
Over 900,000 customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,200 locations in 550 cities and 95 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information please visit: www.regus.com