If your company hasn't yet embraced at least some form of workplace flexibility, you may be losing out in the retention/recruiting arena.

A massive study from the Society for Human Resource Management and Families and Work Institute released this spring offered hard data to support the corporate shift toward greater flexibility for employees, particularly when it came to when they worked and where they did their work.

Now, a global study by Unify, a communications software and services firm, finds that "more than one third of employees surveyed — including 34 percent of directors and 38 percent of managers — said they would change companies for an employer that embraces flexible work."

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.