With Flextime, Bosses Prefer Early Birds to Night Owls

Harvard Business Review

Flextime programs have never been more popular than they are today. Their research explored a potential reason for the widely varying outcomes: managers might look upon flextime favorably when they perceive a worker is using it to achieve higher productivity, and unfavorably when they perceive it being used to accommodate personal-life demands. make the case that depending on what the manager attributes the flextime use to, the employee may be either rewarded or penalized.

Flextime Is Declining, But “Flex Around the Edges” Is Up

Harvard Business Review

Are such “right to request” laws indicators of a rise in flextime? Or do they reflect a fear that flextime programs are being eliminated? Extended flextime, such as job sharing, part-time work, and sabbaticals, is an even stronger employee magnet. More substantial opportunities for flextime are also crucial to retaining employees, especially those who are new parents or are dealing with eldercare issues.

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Flexible jobs can make work life balance harder, study finds

HR Digest

Flextime is supposed to promote and facilitate work-life balance. Men, on average, put four hours unpaid overtime a week when on flextime. Women with children added one and a half hours of childcare to their weekly routines when they were on flextime. A study from Germany suggests otherwise. Men and women with children reported that flexible working left them with less free time than working conventional hours.

How to negotiate a higher salary

HR Digest

And so, it is a reflection of how your company supports your work-life balance, flextime, opportunities for growth and promotion, perks, and so forth. It is a reflection of how your company supports your work-life balance, flextime, opportunities for growth and promotion, perks, and so forth.

Is your Leadership Development Developing Leaders?

Great Leadership By Dan

In turn, we adapted our culture to meet their needs — casual dress codes, flextime, healthy lifestyle options, community involvement, challenging work, more defined advancement. Soft skills are increasingly important in creating successful leaders Guest post from Gary S. Shamis: One of the most gratifying experiences in writing a leadership book is the introspection youallow yourself in the process.

Looking Ahead: The Biggest HR Trends in 2020

HR Digest

From welcoming flextime in the workplace to understanding how workforce analytics can impact business decisions, these are the biggest HR trends that you’ll see as we move into 2020. Flextime Jobs.

5 Signs You’re Not Being Treated Fairly at Work

Strategy Driven

Some examples of this include travel perks, “cherry” projects, flextime, and more. In the past, bullying was something only heard about in school settings, or similar places where children gathered. However, today, this has changed significantly. Now, everyone, regardless of age, gender, or class, can be a victim. Unfortunately, many people don’t even know the signs of bullying in the workplace, but this is something that happens almost every day, all across the country.

Answering “Why did you quit your last job” in an interview

HR Digest

For example: NEED FLEXTIME. If you are seeking a new job, or are appearing for an interview to begin a new one, be prepared to answer this inevitable question Why did you quit your last job? Or why are you seeking this position?

Interact with Employees and Impact Productivity

Coaching Tip

Gallup also found, in a separate study ( [link] ), that regardless of the number of hours worked, weeks of vacation time or a company''s flextime policy, engaged workers have a higher overall level of well being. A Gallup Poll conducted last year gives credence to what many successful companies have known for years--engaged, involved workers impact a business'' bottom line in a positive manner. . In 2012, Gallup looked at 49,928 businesses or work units and about 1.4

How to Think Like a Futurist

Strategy Driven

The widespread use of flextime and remote work means that your success and productivity in a job will be judged by your results – not where or when you accomplished them. Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. It’s about coming up with possible scenarios for the future given these developments.

Be Flexible, Attract Talent

Marshall Goldsmith

So what are some of the best practices around flexible work and flextime? In this time of economic uncertainty, the pressure to control costs is at a peak. With hiring freezes and layoffs, companies increasingly are asking themselves how to produce the results they need with limited or decreasing human resources. One innovative firm in the Bay Area, Flexperience, has created a different talent market: experienced professionals who seek flexible work opportunities.

The Year in Management, Told in 20 Charts

Harvard Business Review

Sure, flextime is OK. One of the great pleasures of my job is thinking about, creating, and publishing charts in partnership with our amazing designers. And you all seem to quite like them, too. So as is required among most all digital editors at the end of each calendar year, I’ve gone through the entirety of 2014’s charts, tables, and other visuals we’ve published for HBR.org – hundreds in all – to highlight 20 that tell particularly interesting stories.

Give Your Organization a Work-Life Vision

Harvard Business Review

Culture is what really defines how much latitude people have in terms of managing their work and non-work demands, whether or not there’s a flextime policy on the books. More and more companies are acknowledging the importance of work-life balance, at least as far as official policy goes.

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Harvard Business Review

Flextime provides an opportunity for employees to match their work schedules to their own circadian rhythms. Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be.

Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out

Harvard Business Review

Employers don’t necessarily have to institute formal programs to allow for telecommuting or flextime. A new survey report just published by Staples Advantage offers a paradoxical set of findings about US office workers. Overwhelmingly, they are happy. Yet the majority of them feel burned out. How could both things be true? First, a look at the statistics.

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

Harvard Business Review

We can’t and probably don’t want to know the details about these teams, but as Solomon points out, if organizations really understood the workplace effects of strong outside relationships, they might be more receptive to policies like flextime and telecommuting that make it easier for employees to spend time with their significant others. Here’s something that’s obvious, but at the same time not: We’re all a lot more than we appear to be at work.

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

Harvard Business Review

We can’t and probably don’t want to know the details about these teams, but as Solomon points out, if organizations really understood the workplace effects of strong outside relationships, they might be more receptive to policies like flextime and telecommuting that make it easier for employees to spend time with their significant others. Here’s something that’s obvious, but at the same time not: We’re all a lot more than we appear to be at work.

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

Harvard Business Review

We can’t and probably don’t want to know the details about these teams, but as Solomon points out, if organizations really understood the workplace effects of strong outside relationships, they might be more receptive to policies like flextime and telecommuting that make it easier for employees to spend time with their significant others. Here’s something that’s obvious, but at the same time not: We’re all a lot more than we appear to be at work.

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Harvard Business Review

A Gallup poll showed that, even when workplaces offered benefits such as flextime and work-from-home opportunities, engagement predicted wellbeing above and beyond anything else. Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.

What About Working Fathers?

Harvard Business Review

The studies showed that fathers tend to use informal workarounds to spend more time with their kids; they should instead be encouraged to use formal ones, including flextime, telecommuting and compressed work weeks. Over the past few decades, we've seen reams of research and articles about the challenges that confront working mothers and been given heaps of advice on what corporate leaders can do about it. But what about working fathers?

Should Employers Ban Email After Work Hours?

Harvard Business Review

For instance, while more hours worked, less vacation time taken, and less opportunity for flextime generally relate to lower well-being in our studies, that doesnt hold true when workers are engaged in the workplace. Like many of you, I often work outside of regular office hours while at home, in the airport, and sometimes on vacation. Mobile technology has created a new normal work life for a lot of us: Gallups research reveals that nearly all full-time U.S.

Increase Workplace Flexibility and Boost Performance

Harvard Business Review

In fact, this is why most flextime arrangements mandate “core hours” for all employees. The potential benefits of workplace variability are numerous — increased morale, motivation, and the ability to attract and retain talent — yet many managers don’t know where to start. Others are afraid that performance could suffer or something important could fall through the cracks.

Experiment with Organizational Change Before Going All In

Harvard Business Review

Maybe you were contemplating a change in employment policies such as flextime or one in customer-facing processes such as a new billing system. Think about the last time you considered introducing a significant change in your enterprise with the intention of improving organizational effectiveness. You likely studied the proposed change in detail, discussed it at length with relevant colleagues, came up with a strategy for implementing it, and then introduced it.

How to Be a Family-Friendly Boss

Harvard Business Review

Moreover, when HR does institutionalize formal “work-life” programs like formal flextime or telecommuting, the effect is often to produce negative consequences for those using them.) I have a friend who is an ascending executive at an international financial firm. His career has always been demanding- long hours, lots of travel, ultra-high performance standards (which he always has met or exceeded).

Microfinance Is Good for Women, but It's Only Part of the Solution

Harvard Business Review

Many companies also need to adopt more progressive policies regarding flextime, career stops, job sharing, and other alternative career paths. Ellen Kullman (DuPont), Maria das Graças Silva Foster (Petrobras), and Chua Sock Koong (Singapore Telecommunications) lead three of the most powerful companies in the world. These women, like many other great leaders, got there by working their way up the ladder — not by founding entrepreneurial ventures.

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Harvard Business Review

He started interviewing, taking flextime to travel to the meetings. Looking for a job while you already have one can be stressful, especially in the age of social media when privacy is scarce. You don't want to rock the boat at your current company but you want to find the next great opportunity. Should you tell your boss you're looking? How do you handle references? If you get an offer, is two weeks notice really enough?

Getting Japanese Women Back on Track

Harvard Business Review

Flextime and programmatic help would help ease the burden. While the power shortages in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami caused many companies to encourage employees to work from home, the overwhelming pressure to stay as late as one's peers means that "face time" will continue to trump flextime, and well-qualified Japanese women will pay the price.

Elder Care, Child Care, and the Struggles of Chinese Women

Harvard Business Review

Among the suggestions and solutions aired by conference attendees: Flextime is still relatively unknown in China. One way to remove the stigma associated with flexible work arrangements, suggests Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Office Director for Intel , is to detach it from working mothers and telecommuters, and apply "intermittent flextime" that could apply as much to someone whose job entails late-night telephone calls to California as to someone dealing with ailing elders.