By positioning the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as an innovative and flexible employer, we will attract employees who may have long-term fears about on-site work, crowded offices, or may have long-term family or health care challenges that make it difficult to return to a legacy work model. We will enhance inclusion and equity for all employees. Reduce some work-related costs for employees (e.g., parking, equipment, etc.) as well as increase work-life balance, flexibility and engagement for many due to reduced commute time.
Addressing employee challenges such as time-management, mental wellbeing, and work-life management are areas of focus for the future. We will connect employees to available resources as well as in institutionalizing health and wellness as an employment priority.