“Telecommuting and Flex-Time – 15 Steps for Your Request and Success”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Waste your time and you waste your life, or master your time and master your life.”. - Alan Lakein . ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: There is a very significant trend in the workplace on a worldwide basis: employees are increasingly working outside the usual office location (broadly defined as “telecommuting”) and outside the usual office hours (broadly defined as “flex-time.”) BEFORE MAKING YOUR TELECOMMUTING OR FLEX-TIME REQUEST: 1.

6 Reasons A Flexible Work Schedule Will Change Your Life

Career Realism

It Can Allow You To Do What You Love Outside Of Work Erik Freeman, a benefits advisor representing Aflac, strongly believes today's employees work far more hours than those of past generations. It Can Give You Time To Travel Do you wish you had more time to travel?

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How a Positive Workplace Culture Benefits Your Physical and Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

But the benefits of a positive workplace culture run far deeper than a mere matter of comfort and ease. The post How a Positive Workplace Culture Benefits Your Physical and Mental Health appeared first on Ms.

2020 176

Develop and Retain the Next Gen Workforce

Workology

Time to Implement New Strategies to Attract or Retain Employees. These many needs/desires include: Flex-time work requests. A growth strategy utilizing these many variables will no doubt benefit and assist the organization to progress – which is the most sought after but most difficult to achieve by-product of a good leadership dev strategy. ”You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”. Eleanor Roosevelt seems to be following me around theses days.

2014 119

?? 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs

JobMob

Some benefits of temping that I should have considered… 1) Improved odds. A little income is better than none and some countries allow you to take temp jobs while still receiving unemployment benefits. 8) Flex time. Many temp jobs are part-time, leaving your schedule partly open to continuing with your longer-term job search. Costing less than full-time employees, temps are appealing to companies in hard times. 11) Full time job offer.

Best Flex Jobs For Busy Mothers (And Fathers!)

Career Realism

Here are five of the most popular work-from-home flex jobs. If you enjoy writing, or delving into niche subjects, then blogging may be a flex job worth looking into. Another major benefit to blogging is that you can write from anywhere! In addition to providing flexibility to stay-at-home parents or those in a career transition, these flex jobs also give employees the freedom to test out potential career interests.

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5 Benefits Of Having A Pet-Friendly Office

Career Realism

These days, more and more workers are paying attention to the benefits offered at their potential workplace. Employees are looking at things like flex time, paid paternity leave , and unlimited paid time off when considering where to work. Another benefit people are looking for? However, there are a lot of benefits as well. However, if you're looking to make your office stand out, having this benefit will definitely give you leverage.

Employment Benefits: Negotiating For Life Insurance As Part Of Your Salary

Career Realism

Salary negotiations can be complex and have to be considered seriously, at different times in your career, so that you are sure to be receiving fair compensation for your time and energy investments. Reasons to negotiate for life insurance coverage at your job: Life insurance is more than just a vehicle to gain a death benefit payout from. Life insurance policies gain value, after time, as you pay into them. How To Get The Most Salary And Benefits.

my employer is asking invasive questions as part of a “wellness benefit”

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My company recently announced that they would be offering wellness benefits. I already have a doctor, therapist, and financial advisor, so I replied and politely declined the benefit. Am I overreacting to questions that are normal for the type of small company that offers fancy wellness benefits? Or should I tactfully let management know that the new “benefit” has not been universally well-received?

2019 33

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates. And initial numbers obtained exclusively by TIME suggest that in 2012 and 2013, only 24% of egg thaws resulted in a live birth.”. HR Life benefits maternity leave parental leave work perks

2015 108

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates. And initial numbers obtained exclusively by TIME suggest that in 2012 and 2013, only 24% of egg thaws resulted in a live birth.”. HR Life benefits maternity leave parental leave work perks

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Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

To be considered, the jobs offered by these companies had to be remote-friendly, either allowing for candidates to telecommute entirely or part of the time. As we saw in the latter part of 2018, we expect 2019 to continue to be a job seeker’s market where companies will need to offer flexible/remote benefits to remain competitive and attract and retain the best talent,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “As

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Work/life balance – post recession career planning

Career Key

But for those of you choosing a long-term career path , what does the current economy mean for your future flex-time schedule? Probably not much - time is on your side. While these positive benefits, seen by some executives as “frills,” may be cut back now, chances are they will return. NYT reporter Lisa Belkin describes some of the preliminary impacts of the recession on flex-time policies, on site child care, and nursing mom benefits.

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Enhance Your Family Life with Your Corporate Career

Ms. Career Girl

An advantage of working at a large corporation is the employee benefits. Your supervisor may not know, fully support, or even want you to know about the benefits and policies. Sometimes your boss just doesn’t want to deal with the paperwork or effort it takes to monitor your use of the benefits. I discovered by reading the fine print in the benefits manual and probing Human Resources that my company would reimburse me for the extra expense of quality overnight childcare.

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Choosing A Career With Family In Mind

Professional Resume Services

How much time do you want to spend with your family? Your work will take some time away from your family. You need to decide how much time away you want. If you want to spend a lot of time with your family, then you need to choose a career and a company that will allow you to spend as much time with your family as possible. Full time, part time?

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Average Pay Increase for 2014 Projected at 2.9 Percent

Career Solvers

As a job seeker, understanding the rewards system of an employer can help make you a better negotiator when you land your next job and are ready to talk about compensation and benefits. Job seekers may find that in this economy, employers are more open to negotiate flex-time, telecommuting, job sharing and other non-traditional work arrangements in their continuous efforts to cut costs.

2014 57

Despite Economic Challenges, the Trends of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Make Them Viable

Telecommuting Journal

“In addition, we also found that most menu-driven benefits packages and financial incentives now exceed standard perks to include items such as employee discounts with negotiated vendors (78 percent), wellness incentives (73 percent) and much more,” she said. Nominations Open for 2012. WARREN, Mich.,

2011 100

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap

Workology

Flex-time. Allow your employees the option to schedule their time at work around the core-hours of the day. Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments. During the warmer months of the year, many companies have chosen to adopt summer hours as a way to benefit their employees. Wellness benefits.

2013 97

Survey Finds Digital Talent In Greatest Demand

Resume Bear

Non-traditional benefits that help employees achieve work/life balance were the most highly regarded (summer hours/comp days and flex-time/telecommuting), while besides medical insurance, no other traditional benefit was particularly valued. Freelancers Don’t Want to Return to Full-time Jobs. Unsatisfied employees are 21 times more likely than happy ones to considering moving to a new company in the next year.

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The Negotiation Table: Know Your Cards And When To Play Em’

Workology

Do you remember the first time one of your childhood friends wanted something you had in your hand? In order to play your cards, you need to take the time to assess your top four needs. Money, Flex Time, Fast Track Management, Benefits, Training, Continued education reimbursement, Working from home, the list could go on and on… And, ask more questions…. Would I like better benefits? Would I be happy with more vacation time?

2013 107

A Job You Can't Take

Evil HR Lady

My intention is to request to telecommute from several states away (as the company website cites flex-time and telecommuting as benefits). I realize that the career benefits sections of corporate websites typically are lip service, but should I try anyway? Please note that I work in an incestuous industry and would worry about being branded later in my career as one who “wasted the company’s time and money” with potentially unethical intentions.

2009 139

Managers & FLSA Laws Stifling Work Flex Adoption

Workology

Is Flex Work Week Scheduling Possible? While workplace flexibility options like telecommuting, work flex, and flexible schedule options by employers are on the rise, only a small percentage of employees have access to such benefits. Statistics released from the Families and Work Institute provided some promising numbers in the adoption of work flex and work week programs. Work Flex time offered by 77 percent of workplaces (up from 66 percent in 2005).

2012 96

Hot Healthcare Recruiting Trends: Part 4 – Increasingly Sophisticated Retention Efforts

Workology

Increased salaries and benefits are no longer enough. Flex-time and employee-based scheduling allow employees to have real input in scheduling shifts and balancing their lives. Those in charge of healthcare recruiting efficiencies are consistently looking for ways to do their job better and to keep their hospitals and organizations staffed.

2012 96

A Job You Can't Take

Evil HR Lady

My intention is to request to telecommute from several states away (as the company website cites flex-time and telecommuting as benefits). I realize that the career benefits sections of corporate websites typically are lip service, but should I try anyway? Please note that I work in an incestuous industry and would worry about being branded later in my career as one who “wasted the company’s time and money” with potentially unethical intentions.

2009 100

Why Baby Boomers Should Listen to Gen Y | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

It’s Gen Y’s time to challenge outdated norms and create real change in an business environment where everyone can win.

2011 82

can I ask for a raise at my new job since I got a higher offer somewhere else?

Ask a Manager

The benefits are great, I have flex-time, and my boss has been very enthusiastic during my onboarding (basically running around telling everyone how excited she is to have me join the company). A reader writes: I recently just started working for a new company 2 weeks ago that I really enjoy.

2015 37

asking for a job description before interviewing, turning down an offer, and more

Ask A Manager

Most of the time, the posting is still up when you hear back, and more of the time you don’t hear back. I am a recent graduate (June 2013) and during my time at school got married and had 2 children (1 and 3 years old) and also relocated from Canada to the USA. I am beginning to feel it’s time to get out and work, and also just recently received my green card allowing me to work. Or do I list the name of the degree at the time I received it?

2013 74

my employer requires us all to do tai chi in the office

Ask a Manager

Not sure what the purported benefit of this is to be, but the result has left me feeling singled out and punished for not being able to participate. To be clear: there was no discussion with employees about their wellness needs prior, nor have there been more typical incentives to encourage wellness (subsidized gym memberships, PTO/flex time for outside activity).

2018 31

my manager is terrible at PowerPoint, having employees’ backs against racist clients, and more

Ask a Manager

Generally, I tell them that my employees are excellent (they are) and that I don’t have time to deal with them directly, and tell my employees that they have my permission to get strict with the clients, right on up to the point of saying “you can go hire someone else, then” if they want or need to. She did not complete her work in an accurate and timely manner. During that time, she filed multiple unsubstantiated greivances.

2016 24

List of things I hate #3 | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? On top of that, people who use sarcasm think they are being funny, but this is a poor man’s humor; because comedy is about timing. The timing is off. Getting bids If something is so important to you that you are spending enough time on it to collect bids, then you shouldn’t get bids. Also, you do not need to know if you are coming back to work full time after the baby. Yes (though I'm not sure about the timing) 2.

2010 72

do what you say you're going to do

Ask A Manager

Every single time. Every single time. My boss does this all the time – she piles on way too much work to the point where she can’t keep up. Often times it’s things she could have easily delegated to me as well, especially when I ask her if she needs help with it. I’m one of those people bad at saying “No time&# or “Sorry, unrealistic deadline,&# so sometimes I overpromise. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 79

things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

Is there a benefit to this I’m just not seeing? Probably just trying to extend their ObamaCash benefits. Reply ckf82 March 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm Long-time reader, first time commenter here. Not once, but according to the recruiter my name came up several times as a resource. BTW, @Wilton Businessman, do you realize that the people who are collecting unemployment benefits paid into the system? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 84

10 tips to get the most out of your internship — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

You also need to be impressive during your time there. You also need to be impressive during your time there. Maybe they were when times were good, but now many are not. Reply Kimberlee Stiens January 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm I’m not totally sure on the rules for providing college credit, but I do know that an internship has to pretty much be a burden on the employer (a position created almost totally for the benefit of the intern) in order for it to be legally unpaid.

how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time? January 19, 2011 A reader writes: I have recently begun supervising a small team on a university administrative staff where employees are allowed to carry over a portion of their unused vacation time and can cash it out if they leave/are laid off from the job. I can understand saving up some time in case you needed additional cash after a lay off or before starting a new job.

2011 64

I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 72

the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? just tell me your real name job offers and lengthy pre-planned vacation time was this interviewer out of line? can employer reject me because of my commute time?

2011 74

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

My time’s limited! Job seekers don’t have time to NOT customize cover letters — it’s definitely a quality/quantity issue. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. I was not working for her (or the organization) at the time; however, via conversation with her, I know of the date. But on a different topic, multiple jobs where they asked you to interview 6-7 times? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 57

book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

You make me want to spend more time with drunk grandma. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? just tell me your real name job offers and lengthy pre-planned vacation time was this interviewer out of line?

2011 66

should you include a short-term job on your resume?

Ask A Manager

If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? can employer reject me because of my commute time?

2011 66

10 mistakes you're making on your resume

Ask A Manager

I’d probably repeated the position I’d like to apply in the email title and coverletter couple times, and my resume is probably nicely sorted under the job I’m applying at. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 65

Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

Not that other candidates couldn’t have been those things too, but through those things she’d done before we were ever talking about employment, she’d made herself something of a known quantity, in a way that’s a huge benefit when you’re applying for a job. If you and the candidate are willing, might you post it for the benefit of all to learn? (By Yours is one of the few blogs on here that I actually subscribe to and read in my spare time.