Flexible Work Schedules
Employees often identify flexible work schedules as the benefit they want most. The benefits to your company are many, including employee satisfaction and retention which means reduced recruiting and training costs, as well as reducing traffic during peak hours and on flex days. For a sample company policy, click here.
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Major Types of Flexible Work Schedules:
Allows employees to begin work early in the day or stay late, while working the same number of hours per day. Implementing flex-time is easy. Establish what your core workplace hours are and then set overall office hours, for example:
Office hours: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Employees can choose a schedule that flexes beginning and end times outside the core hours.
Compressed Work Week
Compressed work weeks are common in many employment sectors. Variations include 9/80, 4/10, and 3/36.
9/80 (common in information-based industries)
4/40 (common in manufacturing)
3/36 (common in hospitals/shift work)
Main Issues for Implementation of all Programs