According to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, the No. 1 reason employers are implementing workplace flexibility programs is “ensuring equal treatment for all employees,” cited by 35 percent of surveyed organizations.

“Organizations recognize the necessity to meet the needs of specific groups of employees, but they tend to do this by designing the optimal arrangements that meet the needs of the great number of diverse groups,” says Mark Schmit, SHRM vice president for research. “However, most organizations also recognize the need to consider specific employee needs on a case-by-case basis.”

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