An Increasing Number of Employers Now Offer Fexible Schedule Options in an Effort to pPomote Work-Life Balance for Employees

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As more Americans are expressing a desire to strike a work-life balance, an increasing number of companies are offering flexible scheduling and work-from-home options in an effort to stay competitive, foster employee loyalty and attract talent. FlexJobs' special digital section, "How to Find the Perfect Job," created in partnership with Conversionplanet, explores this trend, and will be promoted on USAToday.com for the next week.

FlexJobs' "How to Find the Perfect Job" special section empowers Americans to consider positions that offer flexible schedules and work-from-home options

If you make people choose between family and work, they’ll choose family…. And on some level, they’ll resent their employer for making them choose.

Seventy-nine percent of U.S. workers say they would like to work from home at least part of the time, according to a survey by Worldatwork.org. The good news is telecommuting jobs are more common than ever, as an increasing number of employers are realizing that many Americans are prioritizing work-life balance, according to Conversionplanet’s special digital section, “How to Find the Perfect Job.”

How to Find the Perfect Job was produced by Conversionplanet in partnership with FlexJobs, an online job listing service; Kathy Peel, CEO of Family Manager Coaching and author of more than 20 books; Susan Wenner Jackson, founder of Working Moms Against Guilt; and other experts and parents dedicated to balancing family and career.

The special section, which will be promoted on USAToday.com until Sunday, September 23, encourages Americans to find the career that will truly bring them happiness, with an emphasis on jobs that offer flexible schedules.

“When you’re doing what you love—time flies, but you’ll be miserable if you don’t like your job,” explains Peel, who encourages people to take the time to truly understand their personal passion before pursuing a new career.

“Offering flexibility in terms of when, where, and how much people work fosters such loyalty from employees,” explains Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and founder of FlexJobs. “If you make people choose between family and work, they’ll choose family…. And on some level, they’ll resent their employer for making them choose. The less employers make that an issue, the more appreciative and loyal their employees will be.”

There are more flexible positions on the market than one might think, with surprising opportunities available in the technology, healthcare, finance, education field and more.

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