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Workflex Assessment

Want to know how work-life friendly your workplace is?

It comes down to whether you #workflex or not. Flexible work policies — everything from telecommuting, to job sharing, to part time, to phased retirement, to shift shifting, etc. – can set you apart from other employers.


See how your workplace flexibility policies compare to others in your industry across the U.S. today!

The Workflex Assessment—based on the prestigious When Work Works Award—is a free online questionnaire that will let you know how you stack up. It takes about 15 minutes to do and you get your score immediately upon completion.

To obtain your free assessment click here.

For more information:

To download a copy of the workflex assessment flyer click here.


About When Work Works (WWW)

When Work Works is a nationwide initiative of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) that brings research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice. Since its inception in 2003, When Work Works has partnered with an ever-expanding cohort of communities from around the country to: share rigorous research and employer best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility; inspire local employers to create more flexible and effective workplaces to benefit both business and employees; and recognize exemplary employers through the When Work Works Award and local community events.


Who am I being benchmarked against?

The National Study of Employers is conducted by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This nationally representative survey of employers of all sizes and in multiple industries provides a regularly updated check on the status of workplace flexibility in the U.S. At the end of the assessment, you will be able to see how your score compares to the most flexible companies in each of the following industrial groups:

  • Goods producing, including agriculture, mining, construction and manufacturing
  • Professional services, including law, education, healthcare, consulting, finance, insurance, and real estate
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Other services, including transportation, utilities, mechanical repairs, hospitality, personal and entertainment services
National Benchmarks
Percentile Grade Goods Producing Benchmark Wholesale and Retail Trade Benchmark Other Industries Benchmark Professional Services Benchmark
90th A 54.45 57.26 59.15 61.22
80th B 49.79 54.35 55.21 57.33
70th C 47.50 50.61 51.48 54.47
60th D 45.23 47.39 49.36 52.65


Who should take the Workflex Assessment?

The Workflex Assessment is based on the employer application for the WWW Award. As such it is meant to give a quick analysis of the workplace flexibility and overall effectiveness of U.S. worksites with at least 10 employees that have been in operation for at least one year.


Do I have to fill out a separate Workflex Assessment for each worksite?

No. If all your worksites share the same policies you can fill out the Workflex Assessment only once and receive the score that all your worksites would earn. However, if worksites have different policies you may complete the assessment for each location and see how they compare to each other.


Are there any deadlines for filling out the Workflex Assessment?

Unlike the WWW awards program, the Workflex Assessment is available 24/7 and is completely self-scoring. You can take the assessment right now and see how you compare to other organizations in your industry.


Does the Workflex Assessment replace the When Work Works Award?

No, the Workflex Assessment only provides a quick snapshot of how your organization’s policies compare to other organizations in your industry. It does not have the employee survey, a major component of the WWW award process nor is the Workflex Assessment used to recognize high-scoring worksites with a WWW award. If you would like to apply for a WWW Award, please click here.