Primera Engineers was featured in this week’s Crain’s Chicago Business for our work in creating a more flexible (and happy) work environment for our employees. The article publishes the results of a survey of more than 1,700 Chicago-area employees across a wide range of industries about the current landscape and future of flexible work schedules. Overall, the survey found that flexibility is in high demand, but not many companies are putting forth the effort needed to make this perk readily available or accessible to employees.
Yet, there are exceptions out there – such as Primera – that are being praised for ‘doing it right’ and allowing better work-life balance. Primera’s President and CEO, Erin Inman, is featured in the article recalling that when she bought the company two years ago, Primera’s approach to a flexible culture “needed definition,” so we set out to define parameters and develop a formal policy. Employee adoption with regard to working remotely has been slow, but according to Inman “making these changes and giving our employees options allows us to improve our workplace and culture, something we’re continually focused on. It drives home our core values which put a spotlight on people, relationships, and collaboration.” Today, nearly all of Primera’s 200-plus employees take advantage of a flexible schedule in one form or another.
To read more about our flexible workplace efforts and results of the survey click here.
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