September 19-23 is Telework Week in King County!
Telework is a way to reduce employee commute times and is seen as a big benefit by workers. King County Metro offers a free program called WorkSmart, which helps Seattle area employers create flexible commute programs.
WorkSmart’s free services include one-on-one consultations to:
- Design a customized program
- Help create custom presentations and marketing materials
- Develop helpful policies, procedures, and agreements
Studies show that teleworking and flexible schedules help boost productivity and recruitment and also: reduce overhead costs, keep operations going during emergencies, improve employee morale and reduce employers’ carbon footprint.
During Telework Week, local workshops will help employers create flexible work policies for their businesses (you might actually have to show up in person though).
- On Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 11:30am to 1 pm at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S. Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 10am to 11am at Commute Seattle, 1809 Seventh Ave., #900, in Seattle. Register online here.
WorkSmart is a free, nationally recognized program sponsored by King County Metro. It offers workplace strategies to help King County companies increase employee productivity, improve business continuity and reduce carbon footprints. WorkSmart designs telework, co-working, compressed work weeks and flexible schedules for employers based in King County.